You will know how to lead a software development effort, even (and especially) if software isn’t your main business.
You will be able to spot the most common mistakes before they can hurt you, and lead your team with more confidence.
When you are working with a team of developers, it’s important to begin the project with an understanding of the standards you will be setting to determine what kind of code is best for the project. Writing good code is your priority, and will obviously separate you from your less-experienced competitors.
The Agile software development philosophy has become quite popular among programmers, for good reason. As you consider your next (or first) software development effort, you may be thinking it would be worth your while to understand the pros and cons of Agile development, especially compared to the traditional development method known as Waterfall. Which one should you use for your application, and why? Good question.
A challenge common to all teams is particularly important to software development management today: how do you keep good employees around? How do you make your organization appealing to the best developers? The demand for talented developers is high so you want to keep the ones you have, and be appealing to others. If you’re struggling to attract and retain talent, don’t worry. There are a number of things you can do.