As technology managers continue to build and expand their tech teams, we are seeing a growing demand for talent who have expertise in specific areas. Being ready with the knowledge required will leave you in good stead for your next challenge.
Whilst tech is a broad field and most of the skills you learn can be transferrable is the majority of areas, there are specific tech methodologies that are in demand in the rapid evolving world of tech!
Scrum can be best described as a framework that allows individuals, teams and organisations to generate value through effective solutions for complex issues throughout a project.
Ideal Scrum Masters are those who are able to motivate their team and increase their potential. Required qualities include reducing time and efforts in the project development by using automated builds, simple designs, multi-level testing amongst others. Soft skills including strong communication with the team are also invaluable.
Perhaps one of the most important methodologies, Agile is a repetitive approach to project management and software development that helps teams deliver value to their customers faster and with fewer issues. By working on each stage in small proportions, this gives teams a better chance of evaluating results continuously and responding to change quickly.
One of the key agile skills is the ability to remain calm under pressure and support and guide their teams during a project. Understanding how to cut through unnecessary work and focus only on essential work is also important.
Lean management has become a well-known management tool for delivering value and optimising workflows. Lean management encourages shared responsibilities and shared leadership. The customer’s needs are central to this methodology.
1. Identify value
2. Map the value stream
3. Create flow
4. Establish pull
5. Continuous improvement
A good quality of a Lean Manager is their problem solving and relationship building skills. Your willingness to strive for development and improvement also sets them apart.
DevOps is a software development methodology which combines software development with IT operations; participating together in the entire service lifecycle, from design through the development process to production support.
The ability to code and script are two important skillset that tech managers expect DevOps engineers to possess.
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