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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)
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Exercise – Refactoring your habit inventory

The purpose of this exercise is to look at your existing habits and see what room there is for improvement. It is not about doing fewer things that you like! It is about you making it easier to find space in your life for the things that really matter.

Don't be hard on yourself. Remember, many habits were useful once, but no longer serve you. In effect, they have become legacy code. By looking at the habits you have, you're refactoring the unconscious code that you run to become more effective.

  1. Find a notebook and keep a record of all the habits you notice for a week. Write them down either as you do them or as soon as you've realized you've done something. Don't worry if you miss a few, or a lot.
  2. See if you can break each habit down into its trigger, routine, and reward:
    1. Trigger - what is it that...