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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)
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Developing others

Doing something yourself versus coaching someone else to do it is quite different. Just because you can code and develop software, it doesn't mean you can coach and develop others to code.

Developing others involves a lot more than just helping them to code. Since coding is the main body of our work, it's obviously going to be important to help your team to code but remember that your goal as a manager now is to enable developers write more and better software.

As an ex-developer, you have the inside track on life as a developer, from starting out as a junior developer to being more experienced and confident, and maybe now being your company's most senior and go-to guru. This experience is extremely valuable to another developer, especially one who is just starting out.

Whatever your situation, you can simply share your experiences, good and bad...