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Management is a discipline that isn’t short of coverage. In fact, it’s probably fair to say that the world throws too much attention its way. This only serves to muddy the waters of management principles and make it hard to determine what really matters. To complicate things, technology is ripping up the rule book when it comes to processes and hierarchies. Programming and engineering are forcing management gurus to rethink what it means to ‘manage’ today.

However, while the wealth of perspectives on modern management amount to a bit of a cacophony, looking specifically at what it means to be a manager in a world defined by software can be useful. That’s why, in the latest episode of the Packt Podcast, we spoke to Herman Fung. Herman is someone with both development and management experience, and, following the publication of his book The Successful Software Manager earlier this year, he’s been spending a lot of time seriously considering what it means to be a software manager.

Listen to the podcast episode:

Some of the topics covered in this episode include:

  • How to approach software management if you haven’t done it before
  • The impact of Agile and DevOps
  • What makes managing in the context of engineering and technology different from other domains
  • The differences between leadership and management

You can buy The Successful Software Manager from the Packt store as a print or eBook. Click here.

Follow Herman on Twitter: @FUNG14

Co-editor of the Packt Hub. Interested in politics, tech culture, and how software and business are changing each other.