Every organisation that wants to run an effective business will undoubtedly aim to structure their teams so that they are capable of working effectively and making a positive difference. As consultants we have to at least assume that to be the case even if a specific organisation we work with hasn’t realised it yet.
It’s 2022 and by now most people working in Software Development will be familiar with the role of a Software Delivery Lead. And while you will have often come across some really nice folk doing the job, most of us will also have experienced a variety of others that we can’t exactly describe as “good”.
What does a Delivery Lead do? I often get asked this question. The answer isn't short or simple. So I decided to write it up here and point people who ask to this article.
If you’ve ever worked for an organisation in exchange for money, the chances are you have had to go via an interview process. As your career progresses, you begin to realise that the interview process works both ways. You choose the organisation as much as it chooses you.
Peter was still reflecting on his quick chat with the lady at the petrol station and it struck him how many times the lady had said the word “but” in just a few minutes. Recently, he has become aware of avoiding the word ‘but’ on the back of a conversation he had with his colleague Alan.
Many people in the team have been waiting for this “big session” and seemed relieved that it is finally taking place. After weeks of arguments and deadlocks, the hope was that an all-hands open discussion will help the team move forward.