Friday, November 03, 2006

Managing the Team

Give the Team Freedom

I just read an interview with Mike Gascoyne, who is the Chief Technology Officer at an F1 team. Couple of extracts that I thought were relevant to managing Dev Teams:

...part of being a good manager is that you leave your guys free to do their jobs matter how much money you put into building the house, if you don't dig the foundations properly, it falls down. So you've got to do the basics right

...if you go in and start changing everything all that will mean is they won't actually finish it, and everything will be half and half

...the key thing is to put the structures in place, get the priorities set

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