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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


In many ways, succeeding as a manager requires similar focus and dedication as you required when you were a developer. Most of all, it is the lifelong-learning mindset and attitude that really stands out and underpins all of the skills you acquire throughout your career and developmental journey. That's why it is so important to invest in yourself, as much as you invest in your team.

Understanding the 70/20/10 blended learning model is certainly a start. This is where 70% of all learning is typically experiential, achieved through doing. The other 20% is exposure, achieved through asking, with the remaining 10% being educational, achieved through studying.

Although your background and most likely focus will be on delivering software projects, you do need to also understand the operations world. Specifically, what the ITIL framework for IT Service Management defines...