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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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The interview and the offer

Perhaps you think you're ready, or perhaps you're not quite, but want to try it anyway.

To best illustrate this part, let's say it's an external position with another organization that you are going for, because that's likely to include all of the aspects of the internal option, with a bit of extra process and rigor.

When you are invited to an interview for a manager vacancy, there are a lot of different ways that the interview can go. But before you get to the interview itself, there are several things you should think about.

First, you should be clear on the type of manager role it is. Increasingly, the manager role is becoming more diverse and hybrid. Such a role usually includes elements of team, development, and project management all mixed in. It's always good to be clear on what this mix is, so that you can assess...