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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 week

Besides meeting your manager and your team, hosting your first team meeting, and possibly completing your induction training, the rest of your first week as a manager should be spent doing the following three things.

Meet your stakeholders

If you are now a Project Manager, then you may well have a large number of stakeholders, starting with the people who are performing the seven fundamental roles on your software project.

Although your relationship with them will be more transactional in nature, compared to a direct team you manage, when you take the time to formally and purposefully introduce yourself, your working relationship will get off to a better start.

It's not such a nice experience for a project team...