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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

The 70/20/10 blended learning model

Before we look at the average week of a manager, I want to place our focus on some different training models that you can implement during on-the-job learning or within more formal training. Whatever model you choose, you'll need to give yourself and any relevant team members enough time to implement it.

To put this into the wider context of your overall work, the most widely understood and followed approach to training is the 70/20/10 blended learning model. Before we break down what that means, Catalent has this great graphic, in Figure 4.1, which helps to visualize the model itself:

Figure 4.1: 70% experience, 20% exposure, and 10% education

What are the three arcs of the 70/20/10 learning model here? Well, if you are working on this training...