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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 development process template

As an experienced developer, the development process will already be familiar to you. While there are always new ideas and different ways of doing things, the underlying principles of how software is developed for your customers and end users is almost universal, and this has not changed in decades.

The changing vocabulary used to describe software development practices and its role within the wider industry and even society reflect how the professional is viewed by the public in the mainstream. Whatever the name we are given is, whether it's computer programmers, software engineers, coders, or developers, they all follow the same broad process to create software on time, on cost, and on quality.

The Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) is a cornerstone of the IT and tech industry. The SDLC is also what you have probably referred to when...