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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)
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The off-duty chat

Let's start with one of the most subtle and interesting new meetings you're likely to encounter as a manager. Even though you spend most of your workday in the office or "on duty", there are going to be times when you chat informally outside of regular office hours and the office environment.

Whether you count this as "work" is entirely your personal choice and it is different for everyone. What isn't disputed is that your interactions with your team, your manager, your peers, your wider colleagues, and your stakeholders, all matter, whether you're on duty or off duty.

We can usefully split off-duty chats into two categories. The first of these categories is when you're just with your team, while the second is when you're talking to everyone else. The reason for having two categories is that your role is different...