Being a development leader is tough. That isn’t new. But now, what was once a simple matter of building software has transformed into a chaotic multitude of process methodologies, infrastructure choices, skills shortages, stakeholder needs, and on, and on.
These pressures are overwhelming, as everyone on the team is driven by deadlines, wracked by requirements, and suffering from skills shortages — and it’s your job to make it better. To be successful, effective leaders have to step away from trying to be the smartest programmer or the greatest tester, and embrace what they can impact most effectively: enabling everyone else on the team to deliver high quality and highly secure code.
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