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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)
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Exercise – Motivator map

Using the following instructions, try creating a motivator map:

  1. Take a blank sheet of paper and write down all the things that motivate you to do what you do. Everything that influences you, whether it's something you want to avoid or something you want to get. Don't worry about order, just get everything down.
  2. When you have finished, take another blank sheet of paper, and draw lines to divide it into four. This will be your motivator map.
  3. Then, label the top-left "Extrinsic negative," the top-right "Extrinsic positive," the bottom-left "Intrinsic negative," and the bottom-right "Intrinsic positive."
  4. Write each of the motivators from your first list into the quadrants on the motivator map.
  5. When you've written all your motivators on the map, add up how many fall into each category.

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