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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

A Week in the Life of a Manager

Every professional, throughout their career, will encounter both learning and development needs. These needs are typically fulfilled by a combination of on-the-job learning and formal training. Yet, as you begin, and even while you continue your journey as a manager, you will undoubtedly encounter situations where you will need to learn in order to grow and operate effectively.

It's important for you to think of this need to keep learning in certain situations, not as a weakness, or as a sign that you lack skills, but as a positive thing, because it is simply a fact of modern professional life for everyone.

The technologies that we use in our daily lives today are advancing and evolving faster than they have ever done before. This has a profound effect on the software business itself and everything it touches, including the people, both developers...