Welcome again to this months blog entry. Let’s continue from last month with the next stage up in the food chain from the humble engineer, that is the team leader. This highly sensitive creature is supposed to be the approachable mentor, a facilitator for on-time, good quality deliverables. However it can be very hit and miss with the quality of a team leader. Sometimes they have many years of experience, deciding to sit in this position for fear of transmogrifying into a Dilbert type manager, and sometimes they are a newly experienced coding genius who has zero empathy and can’t lead a team to success for toffee. A team leader is just that, a leader (by example) of a team. The cycle begins with the defining of the project, then onto planning, executing and,finally delivering. They must be focused on what needs to be delivered, but they must also be dynamic, and be
As an engineer, your future can be blessed with working on profound,maybe even life changing technology. That is,of course,if that is what you want your career to be! You might find yourself working on the latest pandemic iPhone App, the most hotly awaited virtual reality based video game, an Earth shattering AI algorithm capable of predicting the next stock market crash, or even a defense shield for weapons of mass destruction. The future could be filled with exciting and rewarding opportunities, let’s hope so ! But take a step back.How do you make sure whilst creating such imperative, progressive applications and services, that you are producing the highest quality of work that you can ?