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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


In this chapter, we've looked at some of the main types of meeting that you are likely to be attending as a developer-manager, and I've shared with you the important things you need to know to be successful in those meetings.

We started by thinking about those important off-duty meetings that you'll find yourself attending sometimes. The two main categories we talked about where the one-to-one off-duty chats, and the wider-group off-duty chats. These can be very important meetings, especially for your team members if they can't easily share something that's on their mind in normal office hours and environment. These meetings can raise fresh challenges for you as a manager about just 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...