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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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Skill 3 – Team leadership

This skill is particularly applicable to team managers, but a large proportion of it is still applicable and useful for development, and especially project managers, who will be responsible for a project team.

As a new developer-cum-manager, this is likely to be the area where you have the least experience. So, it is vital that you acknowledge and analyze this, through the Johari Window, and build and use your support structure. Remember the impostor syndrome and consciously work to avoid it through open and honest dialogue with people whom you know well, as well as yourself!

Aspects of team leadership

In our Developer-to-Manager context, team leadership is the responsibility and stewardship of a group...