A key role for the development manager is planning the future of the company's product and company technology. At many small firms, planning is limited because of lack of time to take on the task. Even though day-to-day activities can be overwhelming, you should set aside some time on a regular basis to plan for the future.
This section discusses approaches and methods to help you make forward-looking planning more systematic. It includes techniques for selecting projects, project estimation and planning, and general technology planning.