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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

Building and maintaining a team

Building and maintaining a high-performance development team is not an easy task. It takes time, effort, persistence, and a willingness to try, fail, and try again. There are many facets to dealing with people, and there are no definitively right or wrong approaches or answers. Every person is different and unique, every situation requires a fresh new take, and every day is a potential revelation.

Whether you line-manage a project team or a development team, the management principles will always be the same. What will change all the time, though, is how some of the practices within your management role will vary, and how your relationship with the team and other managers will vary.

Roles, responsibilities, and boundaries