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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


You're going to be attending some new meetings as a developer-manager, and you're also going to be attending some old meetings but in new ways as a manager. In this chapter, we're going to look at the main types of meeting that you're likely to need to attend now as a developer-manager, and how to be successful with those meetings.

We'll start by talking about important "off-duty" meetings, including both one-to-one off-duty chats and the wider-group off-duty chats. These can be very important meetings for your team members, but they can also raise fresh challenges for you as a manager, such as how friendly you can be with your team members while off duty, and how to balance being yourself while holding a certain line as a manager at the same time.

We then move on to "meet and greet" type meetings, where certain protocols and...