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The Successful Software Manager

By : Herman Fung
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The Successful Software Manager

By: Herman Fung

Overview of this book

The Successful Software Manager is a comprehensive and practical guide to managing software developers, software customers, and the process of deciding what software needs to be built. It explains in detail how to develop a management mindset, lead a high-performing developer team, and meet all the expectations of a good manager. The book will help you whether you’ve chosen to pursue a career in management or have been asked to "act up" as a manager. Whether you’re a Development Manager, Product Manager, Team Leader, Solution Architect, or IT Director, this is your indispensable guide to all aspects of running your team and working within an organization and dealing with colleagues, customers, potential customers, and technologists, to ensure you build the product your organization needs. This book is the must-have authoritative guide to managing projects, managing people, and preparing yourself to be an effective manager. The intuitive real-life examples will act as a desk companion for any day-to-day challenge, and beyond that, Herman will show you how to prepare for the next stages and how to achieve career success.
Table of Contents (21 chapters)
Title Page

The User Acceptance Testing (UAT) review

Unless you're working in complete isolation, you will need to test your software products extensively before shipping them. Moreover, there will most likely be multiple phases and types of testing, with most of them being done by someone else other than the developers. These testers may even be independent specialists who could possibly be from a third-party organization.

Based on your experience as a developer, you probably knew all that already, but ask yourself; what's different now that you're a manager?

Well, remember that your role is now to facilitate the development and delivery process of the product, as well as the people behind this, as opposed to doing the development and delivery yourself.

So, your focus as a Project Manager is to facilitate this process and support your entire project team as a whole. Or, if...