What to do when opensource project starts to tear apart? (or a manager tries to write code and then shouts at the team)
I'm working on an open source cross-platform client/server app. It is fairly complex and it's taken months for a group of developers to get it where it is now. At one point the team lead decided to ...
How would you manage if you are allocated a team of 5 with, say, 4 incompetent programmers and you are asked to lead? Obviously you can't code for the 4 guys (you can, but that is not a good idea. At ...
Forgive my newbishness but I have a question to ask about teamwork...mainly because I stink at it. Most of my projects up until this point have been solo so I have a very limited experience with ...
Advice on being a lead developer is welcome. Advice on being a lead developer of an Objective-C team more so. Unfortunately, I don't have experience in Objective-C (I suppose the first thing to do ...
In their influential team leadership book, "Peopleware", DeMarco and Lister suggest that managers should provide "strategic but not tactical direction" for their IT teams. This is intriguing, but ...
I'm trying to lead a software team that is falling behind. One of the main problems is that whenever something is mildly difficult, I end up having to assign it to myself. I had one other developer ...
In a project following agile programming model what is the main job of a team leader? What are the job differences between team leader and project manager?
If you were hired into a new company as a team lead (say a team of 10) one of the important things to do is to earn the respect of the members of the team. In the early days the new team lead may know ...
Which management book would you recommend to read for a fresh Team Leader?
What skills, knowledge and talents should a junior programmer aim to obtain in order to be qualified to become a team leader?