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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


In this chapter, we took a journey through the six key skills that I believe are most important for you to focus on as a manager:

  1. Flexibility and adaptability
  2. Communication, communication, communication
  3. Team leadership
  4. Stakeholder management
  5. Negotiation
  6. Using a chosen methodology

These skills will see you through almost every situation you're ever going to meet. They're also incredibly well adapted for you as a new Developer-to-Manager! So, please keep these skills in your mind, and take every opportunity to explore and develop them further – through your own continuous research and the learning you gain every day as a manager.