Development Team Leadership : First Steps Part 3

Raising the Alarm

I’m a big believer in the proverb:

A stitch in time saves nine

This holds true across so many scenarios in software development, perhaps most notably if your project is veering off course the worst thing you can do is sit on the problem and not tell those around you.

If you have a problem, talk about it, another quote:

A problem shared is a problem halved

If you’ve made a mistake, be honest and get on with it.  If you try to cover it up, chances are:

  1.  you won’t be able to;
  2. it will become infinitely worse.

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Development Team Leadership : First Steps Part 2

Following from Part 1 of my Development Team Leadership hints, I’d like to share a few more pointers to those starting out.

Being Nosy

You’re not being nosy, it’s your job to be involved in everything that’s going on around you, inside and on the periphery of your team.

You will be asked questions at some point about what the members of your team are doing, and you should know the answer.

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Development Team Leadership : First Steps

You’ve just been made Team Lead, feeling out of your depth, and wondering what you’ve let yourself in for…

Having recently been through this ordeal (just kidding,) experience, myself, I’d like to share some advice that I’ve come to stand by.

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