03 Apr '13, 3pm

Great thoughts on being a Lead Consultant passed along from @thejayfields

Voice of authority to the client on technical matters, meaning that I'm looking for someone who can establish their own credibility with senior client staff, including non-technical managers. This means knowing what the client values and being able to communicate the important issues, not hung up on trivial issues. Leading developers by example. Other developers, particularly junior developers, will pick up and mimic behaviors of their lead developer in ways that may not even be obvious to either one of them. I look for the senior devs to understand this and model the behavior that want to see from their team. Understanding that it's not just about coding cards. This means making sure the relationship between the development team and the BAs and testers is fruitful and productive. Obviously, the PM and IM also have a role to play here but the senior developers are even mor...

Full article: http://blog.jayfields.com/2013/04/being-lead-consultant.html

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