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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


"Always be shipping" is not just another mantra or software management fad. It is an essential software development practice and could even be part of an overall business strategy to establish and exploit an early-mover competitive advantage.

Acknowledge your development team's likely tendency to tweak and tinker, but remind them that the product needs to be launched in order to achieve any value for its users and customers. Then, perform these practical:

  1. Create a delivery-focused team ethos.
  2. Protect your project from scope creep.
  3. Maintain momentum.
  4. When times get tough, muck in!

Additionally, encourage your team of to consider and adopt more efficient continuous delivery techniques, including the following:

  • Continuous integration
  • Continuous delivery
  • Continuous deployment

Remind your team the importance of achieving an appropriate time to market. If you...