How to build and lead a world-class software development team! In this book, expert software development manager Frank P. Ginac brings together world-class techniques for building and leading high-performance software development teams. Ideal for the first-line manager, especially managers transitioning from developer roles. This book offers start-to-finish guidance for delivering superior products, on time and on budget. Ginac focuses on the two most important elements of successful team building—people and leadership.
He demonstrates exactly how to:
Clearly outline your software project's business and technical goals
Choose the right people for your team—and avoid the wrong ones
Organize your software development team for success
Fill gaps in your team's skills and experience
Appraise individual and team performance
Incorporate today's software quality best practices
Ginac shows you how to be a leader and how to avoid the barriers to leadership, including politics, bureaucracy, and corporate popularity contests. You'll learn how to plan successfully—and how to build a team that executes your plans with passion.