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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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Technical validation

So, just how do you ensure that your solution is the "right solution?" Well, a good place to start here is by defining and distinguishing the difference between validation and verification. Barry Boehm, the renowned software engineering academic, explains this in the clearest way:



Are we building the right product?

Are we building the product right?


Validating your solution, or more specifically, the design of your solution, is a vital step in any software project. However, this can be a conflicted exercise since it's difficult to impartially assess your own work, both individually and collectively with your team. After all, you've just spent a lot of effort and creative energy on understanding the business problem and designing an innovative solution to this problem. This is exactly the reason...