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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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Will I like it?

If you have ascertained your why, and you understand the true underlying motives, to make the Developer-to-Manager transition, then I can assure you that your journey will be meaningful and rewarding. The journey itself will be challenging and difficult at times, which is to be expected. Whether you will enjoy a professional life as a manager is a great question.

For me, I have no doubt that it has made my career more rewarding and interesting. I had the choice of continuing to test and develop software, which is how I began my career in IT. While I enjoyed writing and breaking code (preferably someone else's), I found myself wanting to learn more and more about the managerial side of the software business: the commercials, the development process, the team, and the people.

In short, I had a natural curiosity toward being a manager in the software business...