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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

Summary – Work on yourself to lead your team

Management makes new and unexpected demands on you as a person. You can either grow to meet them or shrink away in fear. A big chunk of your success and that of your team depends on how you approach these new demands.

Now you have a range of tools to use that will deepen your self-understanding. Without having yourself as a fixed point of reference, you will not be able to engage with what is going on around you fully. Use your awareness to focus on what matters for you and for your team. Develop the ability to be truly present.

Focus on systematic change, not blame. Use the information that emotions give you to guide this process. Your feelings and your rational mind work best when they complement each other. Be clear about why it is you do what you do, and how that lines up with what other people do. Use the environment...