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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)
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Approaching the training day

It's important that you and your team approach the concept of training with positivity and enthusiasm. It's understandable and very much the norm that the people involved with a project hate producing documentation. After all, to the people who have designed, developed, and tested the software, using the software is merely second-nature and requires no rudimentary guidance. It can seem laborious and unnecessary when it comes to creating the documentation and training.

However, as the project or development manager on this piece of software, how you approach and prioritize the essential project task of training sets the tone and sets the example for your team to follow. If you treat this stage as just a tick-in-the-box exercise, the training materials and experience you create for your customer will be sub-standard and practically useless.