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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)
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The five design techniques

Even if your organization's Project Management Office (PMO) and project portfolio planning process are excellent, it's unlikely that all the people and teams in the organization will be aware of your project, let alone understand it.

To help overcome this issue, one of the best ways to initially engage with these people in teams in the organization is to bring them onboard and up to speed with your project. You can do this using the following design techniques: storyboards, use cases, wireframes, mockups, and prototypes.

These design techniques are all perfectly complementary to each other, so you can choose which to use based on both the audience you're engaging with and the outcome you want. So, let's now look at each of them in turn so you can choose the right design technique to suit each of your projects.