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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 boss

Managing up, or upward management, is very much necessary. However, it's also a huge black hole for your time and effort. In many ways, this black hole mirrors the relationship and dealings between you and your team. The critical difference is that you're also a manager and have a group of people to take care of, while your team of developers does not. So, there are specific extra considerations and responsibilities you must think about.

As a manager, it would be typical for you to have more diverse responsibilities and less time than your team members. As you go further up the management chain, especially if it's in a large corporate organization, the same can be said for your manager, and their manager, and so on.

There are differences you need to consider that are purely caused by both your own and their organizational position.