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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)
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Design technique 2 – use cases

Use cases are a systematic way of defining the interactions between actors and the software system to achieve a particular goal. It follows a set method of describing how your software will be used.

This concept is best explained with the use diagram of a real-life scenario; in this case, how an ATM machine is used.

Case study – how a bank's ATM is used

There are four common uses and interactions with the bank by a customer to complete the transaction. They are as follows:

  • Check balance
  • Deposit funds
  • Withdraw cash
  • Transfer funds

There are also two legitimate uses by a technician, who also interacts with the bank, to achieve their goal of fixing the ATM:

  • Maintenance
  • Repair