Today I completed 18 years in my career,i.e., 18 years of the software industry.
As a software manager, I’ve learned many lessons throughout my career over the last 18 years
Here are 18 key takeaways I’d like to share:
1/ Always prioritize and plan your work.
Staying on track can be a real challenge without a well-defined plan. It's all too easy to become distracted and lose sight of your goals.
2/ Communication is key.
No — Over-communication is key…keep your team informed of project status, changes, and any challenges that arise.
3/ Flexibility is essential.
Be open. To new ideas. Willing to adapt when necessary.
4/ Attention to detail is critical.
Details. Even small mistakes can have significant consequences.
5/ Build good relationships with your team.
Trust and respect are essential for success.
6/ Keep learning.
The software industry is ever-changing, and staying up-to-date with the latest trends and technologies is essential.
7/ Don’t be afraid to ask for help.
No one knows everything. Seeking advice can often lead to better outcomes.
8/ Embrace teamwork.
Collaborate. Wwith others can lead to innovative solutions and better results.
9/ Be proactive.
Pre-mortem. Anticipate problems before they occur and take steps to address them.
10/ Stay organized.
Keeping track of deadlines, tasks, and project details is crucial for success.
11/ Celebrate successes.
Even if it’s small & mundane. Acknowledge and appreciate the hard work and achievements of your team.