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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

The requirements workshop meeting

All software projects have requirements. In fact, modern software projects tend to have a lot of requirements! As an experienced developer, you have probably spent a lot of man-days working with incomplete or ambiguous requirements!

But where do these – clear or otherwise – requirements come from? You'll most probably trace them back to the information and requirement gathering stage of the project, which we started discussing in the previous chapter. The key milestone event in this stage is the requirement workshop.

This is where your experience as a developer is a real benefit. Through your hard graft and many conversations with all five types of users, business analysts, and product owners, you will instinctively know which are the more effective questions to ask that prompt clearer responses. Asking the right questions sounds...