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Ship it! by William A. Gwaltney, Jared Richardson

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11 A Tech Leads

Your tech lead both oversees and carries the technical responsibility for your software project. Having a tech lead frees up your manager to handle bureaucratic matters while delegating the technical aspects to someone who’s better equipped. Your manager may double as the tech lead, but this isn’t required and in many cases just isn’t a good idea. Having a separate tech lead is ideal when your manager lacks the required technical expertise or when your teams are working on multiple projects.

Why You Need a Tech Lead

Have you ever worked for a manager who didn’t understand the technology you were using? They set unrealistic deadlines, don’t understand delays, and argue about time lines. All this happens because they don’t ...

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