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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

Looking towards your future

The mission of this book has been straightforward: looking towards your future as a manager. We started the journey with this simple question:

You're a confident and brilliant developer/coder/programmer/engineer/techie. So, why do you want to become a manager?

Knowing your "why" – your inner cause, reason, and driver – to make this career change into management is a critical and fundamental step to the process. Everyone's "why" is different, and you must figure out yours to satisfy yourself that what you're doing is the right choice for you.

To do this, you need to start by analyzing the risks and rewards. Remember to always keep in mind that "progress is not a straight line" and be prepared for setbacks and challenges you've never faced before.