Managing Technology projects effectively

Build

As an engineer I’m the technology ‘build’ phase is what easily gets me out of bed in the morning. The temptation is far too great to try to create programs, debug code and to iron out technical issues. But I’ve learnt over the years that that’s probably not going to get me very far, and the further involved I get, the more the perception of being a back-office nerd.

Effective teams and successful projects utilise the team members best when they are tasked with utilising their domain knowledge – and knowledge sharing across domains carefully managed. That is, you would want your recruitment manager sharing knowledge about the recruitment processes and information needs to facilitate such processes, and not on where a button should be placed on the user interface. There are UI experts who can and should do that.