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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

Managing Your Team

As a manager, your team is your biggest asset, but also your biggest responsibility, especially if have line management responsibilities. So, it's right, sensible, and necessary that you prioritize your thoughts and actions to manage the members of your team effectively and get the best performance from them. In this chapter, we will be focusing on the best ways for you to think about and manage your team.
We'll start by talking about how you can build and maintain a healthy team with good communication lines and clear boundaries. I'll then introduce three important lenses through which you should always be looking at your team – culture, tone, and diversity.
But if we take a step back and think beyond your development or project team, there are a lot more people you'll need to influence and proactively manage. You can think of them...