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The Successful Software Manager

By : Herman Fung
Book Image

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

Design Techniques

In the previous chapter, Chapter 7, Meetings, we discussed how to practically apply techniques such as personas and user stories in a requirements workshop, which is a key milestone event, of course, during the information and requirements gathering stage.

Once you have gathered your user requirements, it's time to begin defining solutions that you and your team can use to fulfill your project requirements. To help you find those solutions, your development team can use any number of design techniques. In this chapter, we will look at the most important design techniques that you're going to use.

These design techniques all have the goal of obtaining user feedback so that you can guide your project toward the needs of your customer:

  • Storyboards
  • Use cases
  • Wireframes
  • Mockups
  • Prototypes

These design techniques help you move your project forward from the...