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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

Validating the Solution

This chapter is all about how you can progress with your project and your build so that, ultimately, you can start shipping your product. If you've broadly followed the recommended steps so far, you'll have built strong foundations for a great team, a great solution, and a great product.

Your checklist so far...

Listen and learn; settle into your new role

Build your team

Choose your methodology

Identify your key stakeholders

Gather your requirements

Define your solution


Your work is not done yet of course. Next, you need to validate the solution you've designed. You want to make sure it's refined based on early feedback, and you want to get your stakeholders to sign off that all-important business case so that you have the resources to build it and ship it!