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Team Leadership Skills

2 Days

Overview

Effective management of software development teams is crucial to the production of high-quality software products within budget and on-time. Typically, project or team leaders are appointed from within the technically skilled cadre of development personnel. Often these individuals, however technically  competent, have little experience of motivating and controlling a team of disparate individuals.  In this course we discuss the range of factors - social, psychological, technical, managerial and environmental - that can affect the success or failure of software development in a business environment. The course focuses on skills  and techniques that are fundamental to managing highly skilled, intelligent, technical specialists. The delegates will explore different aspects of human and systems behaviour that can impact the success of  the development life-cycle and review a number of case-studies from the IT industry. They will learn to identify warning indicators and to apply ‘best practice’ techniques in both personnel  and project management. The course  does not espouse any one technical approach but rather focuses on ‘people skills’ and the challenges of inter-personal relations in the technical workplace.

 

The course is particularly orientated towards work environments where Rapid Application Development (RAD) or  so-called ‘agile’ development production techniques are employed. In these fast-moving, often high-pressure environments, managing  technical staff can be particularly challenging and poor performance can rapidly impact project success. Delegates will  gain new insights and acquire management skills that will enable them to make a positive impact on their teams and projects.

 

Prerequisites

This Team Leadership Skills training course assumes that delegates have some Information Technology background and have experience of working within a technical development team. No specific experience of staff or project management is assumed.

 

Who Should Attend

This course is directed at individuals with some previous exposure to IT development, possibly in an analyst, designer or programmer role, who wish to progress their career into technical team or project management.

 

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