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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

Developing awareness as a manager

There is one major problem with developing your own awareness: it doesn't happen automatically. The outside world is distracting – you could spend your entire time occupied with it. You might feel the pressure to be constantly busy, and for sure most people don't have a lot of time built into their day for stopping and taking time to reflect.

The result is that you probably spend most of your time each day on automatic pilot. You are pulled from one thing to the next – emails, a team member in need, a ticket – without ever stopping to breathe. In this situation, there is no chance to develop the kind of awareness that might prevent issues from arising in the first place. You never have the chance to build a better set of tools to deal with them.

There are many approaches to developing awareness, from...