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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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If I'm not ready, then how do I get ready?

So, do you think you have most of these skills already? In the unlikely event that you do have these six top skills already, then that's a great achievement. Do keep in mind that there is always room for improvement, and learning is a lifelong endeavor. So, continue to improve these six skills, in addition to learning new ones as well. If you want to become, and continue to be, a successful and great manager, then this is a necessity, not a luxury.

If you feel you have some way to go, then don't worry; that is completely normal and okay. It's rare for a developer to have mastered these six skills without having real-world experience of being a manager. It is also an unreasonable expectation because even most experienced managers will still have some way to go!

Your task now is to truthfully assess how mature you are...