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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 technique 1 – storyboards

A storyboard is a sequence of pictures that outline a scenario. It's an illustration of a series of events that demonstrates how your software will behave – a visual representation of your software and its process flow, with the appearance of a complete solution.

The pioneering use of storyboards is widely attributed to Walt Disney Studios, from as far back as the 1920s. It was used as a cheap and compelling way to previsualize the animated films they were making. The principles and value of this technique have since been adopted by many industries beyond animation and film-making.

In the Agile software development process, as the name suggests, storyboarding is synonymous with user stories. It's the technique of choice for documenting and illustrating the assortment of user stories, which are created from the requirements...