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Discussion on: Can you manage a dev team and still be hands on?

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George • Edited on

My CTO works 2 days a week on a project with a team, 1 day a week with a different team a week to stay in contact with everyone and 2 days a week on management stuff. This is in a company ~60devs.

Seems a good balance to me.

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Ken Bellows

That does sound like a good balance. Makes a lot of sense to keep in touch with the developers as much as possible

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Rob Kendal {{☕}} Author

That does seem like a good balance. Maybe you could grill him and get his secrets? He must have a great handle on his priorities and not get pulled into too many different directions.

Thanks for the input :D

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George

She* and I have no idea how. Always available and always busy, I just don’t get it

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Rob Kendal {{☕}} Author

She’s clearly a tech witch. Only explanation.

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Giuseppe Turitto

That is a good balance. And to me seems her support team, other managers and even the developers, are incredibly good that allows her to be able to breathe. Also how many meetings with clients she has to attend? How much support she gets from the CEO, COO, and others that allow her to avoid being in the grilling seat, because of any of those meetings.