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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 peers

In a lot of ways, being in a team of managers is just like being in a team of non-managers. In each case, you still have a role to play and you will need to make a fair contribution to the team. If this team of managers is a high performing team, then it will certainly be more than the sum of its parts.

Team contribution is achieved through collaboration, and collaboration is a catch-all term to describe effective interactions that accomplish a shared goal. It's useful to imagine collaboration as a network graph with a bunch of spider webs interconnected among a number of other spider webs.

A team of managers

A team of managers needs to collaborate in the same way as a team of non-managers does. Failing this...