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How to Properly Manage a Development Team

In this article, we’re going to cover how you can use a managed development team. Read on for all of the tips and tricks that you will end up needing.

There are many horror stories out there when it comes to managing a team of developer for your business needs. Setting specific goals and eliminating roadblocks which lead to failure is something that an excellent manager can effectively accomplish. Unfortunately, this is not as simple as it sounds.

Development team management

There are several strategies which successful managers follow to get the most out of their unit. In contrast, those individuals who are poor managers, usually do the opposite and set up their employees for almost inevitable failure.

The Qualities of an Excellent Manager Compared to an Incompetent One

By no means is managing a team of developers an easy endeavor. It takes a great deal of know-how and skill to treat your co-workers in a way where you can get the most out of them and minimize poor results.

An effective manager can take obstacles which are in the way of prosperity and removes them from the picture. An ineffective manager does not only remove these obstacles but adds to them and makes the work virtually impossible for his team.

A superior manager can be straightforward and eliminate any confusion which can jeopardize the project. A poor manager is not only vague and unclear about what they want to accomplish, but they also try and outsmart themselves and everyone around them which leads to giving poor instructions about the best way to go about completing tasks.

Working with a manager who knows what they are doing is a pleasure and motivates their team to succeed in their goals. This includes being a good listener and accepting constructive criticism about how they are going about certain things.

This is the complete opposite of how a bad manager goes about things. They will often interrupt their team and not allow them the space to work effectively and increase the chances for success.

Finally, we have all heard the term micro-managing, which can be a complete disaster for a business which is trying to be successful. Managers who are not qualified properly tend to micromanage, as they concentrate on issues which are not conducive to success.

A confident manager with exceptional skills keeps a focus on the macro, allowing the team to work towards its goal. Looking at the big picture is something which takes a keen sense.

Development team meeting

Conclusion

Many of us have worked for incompetent managers who have sabotaged projects and left the employees holding the bag. A superior manager takes the bull by the horns and leads maturely. They can get the most out of their development team by being open to new suggestions and allow the employees enough space to get the job done properly.

As stated, effective managers give their employees the optimal chance of success while weak ones do everything in their power to get in the way of such progress.

Dealing with people is an art form which many people need to learn before becoming great business leaders. By providing proper guidance and direction, a manager can get a great deal out of their team and properly pave the road to success.

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Ivan Widjaya
Ivan Widjaya 3160 posts

Ivan Widjaya is the Owner/Editor of Noobpreneur.com, as well as several other blogs. He is a business blogger, web publisher and content marketer for SMEs.

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