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Haiku for project managers – connecting with developers

Managing IT projects presents us with unique challenges. Developers rarely like to answer a project manager’sraised hand questions. They often view the project manager as a distraction. Someone who doesn’t get it, and adds a layer of bureaucracy where it isn’t needed.

When I ask questions /

It is not to anger you /

Questions are my job

A project manager’s highest value to developers is in being able to translate technical issues into business speak, and business issues into technical words. When a project manager has a full understanding of an issue we can be the development team’s strongest ally.

Never be afraid to ask questions, or to admit when you don’t understand a technical issue. In my experience developers will respect you more if you ask questions, than if you pretend you understand something when you don’t.

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