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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 product demo meeting

The goal of a product demo is simple: to wow your intended audience.

Anything short of this should be considered as being a missed opportunity. In today's world of ubiquitous on-demand videos and webinars, the chance to demonstrate your software product to people you want to impress is rare and must be treasured.

Your audience might be prospective customers, existing key stakeholders or power users, or perhaps a potential investor. By the end of the demo, they should all be compelled to want more, to learn more about the product and also the people who built it; about you, your team, your organization. This is just as important as the product itself because ultimately, it's the people they talk to, deal with, and build a business relationship with. If they are confident in you, then it's natural that they have confidence in your product....