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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

Can I still be creative?

Yes. Absolutely, yes!

In fact, being creative is an incredibly important skill to have as a manager. With this new position you find yourself in, you need to be flexible and adaptable, and, at times, be able to create something out of nothing, such as having to invent solutions to problems that others may have simply not even seen.

Your role now is to focus on generating ideas to inspire and motivate your team, who may be thinking that they've seen it all. That may not be the definition of being creative that you had in mind, but as a manager, your job is now supporting, empowering, and enabling others to not only write more code but to write better code. It also means that the focus of your creativity needs to shift from purely focusing on writing ingenious code that leverages the latest technologies, to seeing and understanding what the obstacles...