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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

What Are the Key Skills I Need?

So, you are clear on your why – the fundamental reason you want to change your career – and you're now determined to become a manager. You may know exactly which type of manager you want to be, or equally, you may not. But don't worry! There's still time to develop that idea.

Before you can fully prepare yourself mentally, the next set of questions will rush into your head: What skills will I need, quickly followed by, Do I have them?

Just as in software development, there are no definitively right or wrong answers to these questions. It will be a process to figure out your own answers, and, as soon as you do, the situation will evolve. It's a never-ending cycle of discovery and re-discovery, which is very much a good thing. But to help you to make a start, here is my list of the top six key skills that...