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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

Your first day

First impressions matter, because you can only make them once. Starting off on the right foot, and in the right direction, is important to lay the foundations for future success. There are many clichés when it comes to starting something. So, here are some practical things to think about and do on your first day as a manager!

Meet your manager

You've most probably met your new manager because you were interviewed by them. Or, if it's an internal move, you may even have a working relationship with them already.

Your first appointment of the day is most likely to be with your new manager, having been pre-arranged at the end of the recruitment process. The appointment should notify you of where you need to...