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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

You can't separate a leader and their team

Think about the leaders you have enjoyed working for most. What was it about those leaders that made working for them so enjoyable? For most people, it's a leader who is committed, honest, and inspirational.

The hard thing about leading in this way is that it's difficult to fake those skills. You might be able to keep it up for a few days but eventually, you slip. Not only that, but it is really exhausting to maintain the effort. Once people realize that you were not entirely honest with them, it's almost impossible to rebuild the kind of trust needed in a high-performing team.

As a leader, how you act will have a greater degree of impact on your team than anyone else. Even if people do not consciously realize what is going on, they will imitate the behaviors, values, and beliefs of the people around them – including...