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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

The habits of successful leaders

The challenge most people face once they get clear on their intention is remembering that intention and acting upon it in the short term. It can be easy to forget the big picture when you're in the details. Perhaps you have the intention of setting a good example for your team. You do this is by writing your code according to your organization's style guide. However, you forget and commit poor-quality code to the repository.

To carry through with your intentions, you need to put systems in place to behave as you want. In other words, you must become your own manager. This means working across two separate spaces. The first of these is the outside world. This involves the tools, the systems, and the stuff around you. The second of these is your internal world. To change this, you need to look at building effective habits.