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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

How do I get the job?

If you've still not decided which type of manager you want to become, now is the time to make a decision. While it is an important decision, there is always a chance to change even once you are in the role. But ideally, you want to get this decision right the first time, whatever right means for you.

Being a team, development, or project manager will entail similar and transferrable skills, but also a significant amount of role-specific skills, as well as knowledge, which comes with practice and real-world experience.

This section will cover various aspects of job hunting, which may seem general. But we will focus on how to position yourself so that a brilliant developer like you is taken seriously as a managerial candidate.

Internal or external