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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

When you have carefully considered how to follow or break a cultural norm and utilize diversity in a positive manner, then there are three practical actions you need to take in order to manage your team effectively:

  1. Free up your time.
  2. Be approachable.
  3. Be transparent, radically.

Let's now go through each of these three practical actions in turn, while bearing in mind the broader considerations.

Managing your team – free up your time

You'll often find that today, most managers individually have a different functional role to the members of their team. This is especially true if you're a Project Manager, for instance. You could also be a team or delivery manager, and yet do no coding at all,...