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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


When you change roles from Developer-to-Manager, it's vital to proactively listen and learn, in order to gain an understanding of your new position as soon as possible. Management meetings are a great forum for you to gain insight into your new management role. Start building a healthy relationship with your peers and fellow managers. A relationship is about more than just simple transactions. So, try to have meaningful conversations focusing on feedback and ideas where possible and appropriate, over simple exchanges of tasks and information.

Be aware of how openly they're likely to share their challenges with you, then request or perhaps enlist your help. Always remember that collective problem solving is at the heart of good management. So, collaborate where possible, but also remember that you have your own priorities to take care of.

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