The Successful Software Manager

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  • Decide if moving to management is right for you
  • Develop the skills required for management
  • Lead and manage successful software development projects
  • Understand the various roles in a technical team and how to manage them
  • Motivate and mentor your team
  • Deliver successful training and presentations
  • Lead the design process with storyboards and personas, and validate your solution

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.

  • A complete guide to managing developer teams, software projects, customers, and users
  • Transition successfully from a technical role to management
  • Develop crucial skills to enhance your performance and advance your career
Page Count 442
Course Length 13 hours 15 minutes
ISBN 9781789615531
Date Of Publication 28 Jun 2019


Herman Fung

Herman Fung is an internationally experienced IT manager with hands-on knowledge across the software development life cycle and service management framework. He began his career as a tester and developer with several top-tier IT consultancies, as well as, market-leading companies in industry and in government. Since his transition from software developer to manager, Herman has led global teams and managed notable projects in a variety of sectors, including the first implementation of an open source human resources system with the Ministry of Health in Malawi.

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