The Well-rounded Developer: Essential Project Management Skills
Today's software Developer needs to bring more to the table than coding skills alone. The days of closely defined work silos are behind us. Development projects become ever more complex in scale and scope. More development teams are using project management software, which spells the end of days for Gantt Charts.
Hiring managers when thinking about new Developer hires are looking for an understanding of budgeting, scheduling, stakeholder management and project management skills. As well as being able to regurgitate code (don't you use Google and Stack Overflow like everyone else?!), hiring managers and technical recruietrs like to see clear and concise problem solving and the ability to document, communicate and share ideas and solutions across teams.
In this article, Charles Seybold, co-founder of LiquidPlanner, examines how Developers can more accurately prioritize the crucial elements needed to take a software project across the finish line or recognize where errors, scope creep or delays may derail a project. In short, individual team members become more active collaborators in delivering better, tighter code and applications more quickly.