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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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The five key concepts in self-management

Over the last few years, hundreds of frameworks and methodologies have evolved under the loose banner of self-management. Unlike Agile, which has a manifesto, self-management is an amorphous cluster. Drawing a difference between Agile and self-management would be a challenging exercise and would push us into a theoretical debate of little use.

So, for the time being, let's just say that there is a large group of methodologies that allow those closest to the work to make decisions – they aim to enable everyone to act as a thinker.

First, we will look into the most famous of the self-management methodologies: Sociocracy, Holacracy, and Teal. Then, we will cover Nonviolent Communication – not quite self-management, but a powerful framework to guide the individual transformation necessary for these new ways of working.