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17 Jun 2011, 21:26
Ted Schrader (2 posts)

A (probably classic) scenario arises: the most experienced developer at a small, conventional IT shop is tapped to tech lead his/her colleagues and/or some temporary contractors for a big new project. How will this person succeed in leading the technical side of the project while shouldering existing responsibilities, avoiding the feeling of just winging it, and not going crazy?

Perhaps PragProg has a lot of this covered, but I’m not sure where to look.

24 Jun 2011, 21:50
Matt Wynne (92 posts)

I’d recommend that person read Rachel and Liz’s ‘Agile Coaching’ book.

26 Jun 2011, 16:46
Ted Schrader (2 posts)

I haven’t looked much into that one; I’ll check it out.

I did read Manage It! since my previous post and I’m just starting The Agile Samurai. I think the structure of the former would work out pretty well for when tech leads have a particular environment and life cycle thrust upon them. If a tech lead can be in a position to adopt/implement agile, then perhaps the combo of Agile Coaching and The Agile Samurai is just the ticket.

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