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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

Exercise – Assessing your emotional awareness

This exercise is designed to act as a quick test of your emotional awareness. It is not diagnostic, but it should give you an idea of any areas of weakness you may want to work on.

Mark each of the following statements true or false:

  1. I can usually maintain a good mood even if something bad happens.
  2. Putting my feelings and emotions into words is easy for me.
  3. I learn from unpleasant experiences and behave differently the next time.
  4. When I don't like something someone has said, I find it easy to tell them.
  5. I quickly notice the moods of the people around me.
  6. I can tell exactly what emotions close friends are feeling.
  7. I can easily talk to someone I am romantically attracted to.
  8. I find it easy to buy gifts or plan surprises for those close to me.
  9. I can describe my current emotional state – how I feel right now –...