Book Image

The Successful Software Manager

By : Herman Fung
Book Image

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

The seven fundamental roles of any software project

A software project is a complicated and dynamic process. No matter which methodology you adopt, it's difficult to deliver a software project on time and on budget and to the required quality, not least because seemingly everything changes along the way.

One of the key foundations of any software project is to have all of the necessary stakeholders identified and their roles agreed upon early on. This establishes the purpose and value of each contributor, and when they are required by the project.

Similar to software development methodologies, there are many differing views on this particular topic, partly because software projects are so unique. Each project is so different from another, even if it's being delivered by the same people. No business problem is exactly the same. So, no solution, nor how it's developed...