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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

Design teams and stakeholders

Within an organization, you and your team won't be working in isolation during these stages – you'll need to work with other various stakeholders, of course. Let's consider some of these now, starting with the architects with whom you may need to work in the organization.

The architects

One of the design roles you're very likely to engage with early on is the architect. As discussed in Chapter 3, What is My Job Now?, there are three types of architects that you may encounter:

  1. An enterprise architect
  2. A solution architect
  3. A technical architect

Looking from the top of this list downward, you'll see a descending focus in overview and strategy. And looking from the bottom of...