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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

Stop coding!

When you first take on the challenge of being a manager, you're likely to become so time-poor that coding will be an extremely low priority item on your to-do list. So, naturally, your coding time is likely to be next to zero, if not completely zero. If you expect and anticipate encountering this wall, then it will help, psychologically, to make your transition from a coder to a manager easier.

Expecting to keep up your coding and be an effective manager, certainly at the beginning, is ambitious at best, or foolish at worst.

One of the very first challenges you will face as a manager is figuring out how to divide your time: identifying which bush fires need to be put out first, and which you can let burn, let alone the fact that you'll need to be able to identify whether they are even genuine fires. In your new role, this translates to how to prioritize ...