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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 weekly project template

When it comes to software development and software projects, a lot can happen in a week, which in my view is one of the best things about working with software.

Think about it: between Monday and Friday, you could build an entire system, wipe everything, and rebuild it again in a very short period of time, relative to being in the hardware business. This is especially true if your developers manage to achieve their creative flow state, also known as being "in the zone!"

Of course, gathering the requirements, designing, building, testing, and shipping an entire system week in and week out is not, and should not, be a realistic expectation in most contexts.

You will have stakeholders and users to engage with, and everyone needs time to engage and contribute to the overall goal. With that idea in mind, most organizations and people will think...