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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

Asking the Right Questions to Your Users

As little as 20 years ago, the main challenge in gathering information and learning, in general, was the lack of information readily available and easily accessible. The internet and the World Wide Web came along and made it possible to access almost anything a lot more easily for most people.

Furthermore, through always-connected mobile phones and tablets, most people now have the power to do not only basic searching but also contextualized computing, wherever they are. For example, real-time translation from one language to multiple other languages, or how to get to the nearest petrol station. You can even do some of this without being connected to the internet.

I stated that access has become easier for most people, but it's important to recognize that there are still a lot of people in the world who are not always connected to the...