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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

You treat others how you treat yourself

Your habits and beliefs dictate how you relate to your colleagues. This happens both consciously and unconsciously. It is impossible to know exactly how this affects other people. You do not know their inner thoughts and feelings. You cannot know if they feel treated fairly or unfairly. You cannot know if they feel treated harshly or kindly. However, there is one person with whom we do have that level of insight: ourselves.

During reflection, we can start to understand how we are treating ourselves. Is our own internal narrative, kind, fair, and generous? Or is it harsh, judgmental, and mean? Almost everyone is tougher on themselves than they are on other people. However, the fundamental habits and beliefs that underly behavior are the same, whether you are thinking about yourself or others.

Consider what happens when you make a mistake....