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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 meet and greet

If you subscribe to the stereotype that techies and developers are an unsociable lot, then this is probably one of the most difficult and arduous things you can think of.

The meet and greet is a customary and necessary step in establishing first contact and introductions to people you've not met before. Like the equally loved and hated "ice-breaker" at the beginning of meetings, it can be a somewhat staged and rehearsed affair. However, it doesn't need to like that. The idea and purpose of a meet and greet are to bring a bunch of people together to develop opportunities for working together, whether you are colleagues or potential customers and suppliers. But if you boil it all down, it's nothing more than a simple get-together of people with a particular shared context.

But what's the goal and role of a manager at a meet and greet...