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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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So, what's next?

First of all, take stock and be proud of how far you've come. As we discussed at the beginning of this book, the Developer-to-Manager journey that you've been on to become a successful software manager is a long and, at times, undefined process.

There is no doubt that you will have been challenged in new ways since your days as "just a developer." Yet, what this means is that you've grown significantly as a professional. The good news is that this is not about to change. To stay successful, you must carry on learning and developing yourself because the entire process truly demands a lifelong learning mindset.

By using the practical suggestions and recommended templates found throughout this book, you will soon be delivering your first (of many) successful software projects. You might have even already done so. If that's the case...