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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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How to be a "whiteboard rockstar"

Whiteboards are everywhere. Every company has them. You might even have one at home, in the kitchen, or in the office. They're super handy for making quick notes that you can easily rub out and start over.

At the end of the day, using a whiteboard is a pretty simple thing to do, and given your skills and experience as a developer, it's safe to assume that you have some exposure to good (and bad) uses of whiteboards. So, we're not going over-egg it here. However, there are a few useful tips and practical techniques, which you can easily learn to become a "whiteboard rockstar!"

Remember your goal as a manager: to enable your team to do their best work with requirements, analysis, design, development, test, and more.

So, in this context, being a whiteboard rockstar isn't about drawing the prettiest pictures...