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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


This chapter was all about how to progress your project and your build, so that you can get on with the important business of shipping your product! We looked at how you go about validating the solution you've designed, from both a technical validation and a business validation viewpoint.

Within the context of design thinking, we then looked at how you need to make sure your solution is refined based on early feedback, and how you can learn by testing – right from the ideation and prototyping stages.

Once you have a valid solution, you need consensus with your project stakeholders to implement that solution. It's always useful as a manager to be able to build consensus within your team, of course, but in this chapter, we had our attention very much focused on building a consensus with your project stakeholders. Creating a strong business case document is...