Book Image

The Successful Software Manager

By : Herman Fung
Book Image

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


Training your users is an important and inescapable task for almost all software projects. Some people argue that it's the most important task of all, because without it even the best software in the world might never get used.

How you and your team approach the training task is vital. It's so important that you inspire and infuse your team with the genuine enthusiasm and excitement that the training task deserves and needs. If you approach training positively, then it can have a major positive impact on your project and team.

Stick to these six practical things to ensure your training day is effective and productive:

  • Be realistic in scope and duration: It is a training day, after all, so don't try to cram too much in or artificially make it any longer.
  • Concentrate on three key points: No one remembers the fourth thing you said, so don't say it.
  • Preparation...