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The Successful Software Manager

By : Herman Fung
Book Image

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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What comes next on your journey?

We've now covered everything I can give you for the journey ahead. The future of organizational management in the 21st century is vastly different from the centuries that came before, of course. Expect to change and adapt. With the modern pressures of time and heightened expectations, some of the challenges you'll face along your journey may be difficult to achieve. So, be kind to yourself, and remember in your days ahead that it's a complete myth that the manager has all the answers.

In your journey ahead, please stay mindful of the different traits, motivations, strengths, and weaknesses of "thinkers" and "doers". And don't forget that leadership and management are not the same thing:

  • Large corporations are most frequently over-managed and under-led.
  • Small start-ups are most frequently under-managed, especially...