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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

Actually keep coding!

As we've just read, there is undoubtedly a bunch of reasons to stop coding when you become a manager. However, there is also a bunch of reasons, with some being contrarian and counter to those to stop coding, to keep coding!

Some of these reasons are alternative views altogether. Since neither software development nor management are binary concepts with definitive rights and wrongs, both effective software development and management require the ability to work with ambiguity and, sometimes, conflicting points of views.

It's a balance between science and art, dealing with pure logic and real people. In short, there are no absolutes.

From a personal perspective, one of the main reasons to keep coding is simply to stay relevant. After all, you are still working in the business of software development. Knowing about the latest technologies, techniques...