1. The Team Leader

As team leader, you are responsible for a project and your job is to use your team to get the job done. While you are the leader for all of the people on the team, you may not be their manager. Leaders must often lead groups that do not report to them. For good leaders, this is rarely a problem: people like to be led; they don’t like being managed. This chapter describes what management and the team expect of you, the things team leaders must do, the way team leaders must behave, and the team leader’s primary job.

1.1 What Management Expects

As team leader, you are part of management. While this does not necessarily mean that you will have an office and an assistant or that you will control salaries or promotions, it does ...

Get TSPSMLeading a Development Team now with O’Reilly online learning.

O’Reilly members experience live online training, plus books, videos, and digital content from 200+ publishers.