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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

Is it safe to try at home?

Many of the concepts we have reviewed might seem blurry at the moment. Organizations are only starting to realize how outdated management practices cap their potential. Our education system is even further behind, so teamwork is rarely taught. Naturally, the number of methodologies out there can feel overwhelming.

There is no reason to feel bad about it, although there is ample reason to take action.

Organizational management is hardly easy to navigate, especially as a newcomer. But burying your head in the sand is hardly an answer. Instead, you can take self-assured steps by focusing on the needs of the people you are trying to serve, whether they are customers, employees, or other stakeholders.

It is too easy to get drawn into the narrative of one of these frameworks and invest all your time and resources in thought experiments with little impact. Instead...