5 Guidelines for Managing a Software Development Team
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5 Guidelines for Managing a Software Development Team

Management is necessary for every field, including Software Development. A combination of both technical and non-technical aspects is necessary to get the software development project done on time and keep the team working and satisfied. When things are not managed well, the team may feel overworked, which may result in burnout and worse, the project may not get successful. So, to avoid all such situations and bring progress and job satisfaction, IT companies, especially the project leaders, must practice certain activities to earn strong management in the IT team. 

To have the project completed on time with a well-coordinated software development team, we have come up with 5 basic but important guidelines. Let's dive into it.


5 Guidelines for Managing a Software Development Team

Allocate tasks to developers accordingly

Your developers already have a fixed schedule. Asking them to address errors & bugs and dictate new codes can interrupt their schedule. So, you can check for the individual with an easy schedule and then get the work assigned. Also, a project manager can assign certain tasks to work on at the moment and also be aware team members about upcoming tasks. It enables the team to understand and shift to the assigned task accordingly and reassign works as per demand.


Stay ahead of deadlines

 The sooner, the better, right? So, why not be early with deadlines. Exceeding the deadline and offering the project is like giving clients a chance to question the capability of the whole IT team. So it's better to complete the project a week or five days early than the deadline. During this remaining time, you can double-check the whole project. This helps in further managing the upcoming or coexisting projects. 


Distill information from management to your technical team

An efficient project manager has the qualities of sharing information, cooperating and communicating quickly with the team. Be sure to make maximum use of emails and different channels(avoid social media) to convey information and messages. Speedy and dual communication is a must; the voice of team members should also be heard.


Know the skill sets in your team

Software development teams are formed with a wide range of experts. You need to recognize the particular skill of your team members. Doing so will help you allocate work per project and plan for organizational improvement. An experienced manager has the capability of managing the team into forefront and backend developers as well as other categories.


Empower your team to make decisions

Having consistency as a manager is like portraying your professionalism. As a project manager, if you tackle some arising issues casually and others formally, your team member will be in confusion and will have a hesitation to share a problem with you. Not just for the leader, but if every team member maintains consistency in professional work, it can build trust within the team.


5 Bonus Tips for Managing your IT team 

1.) Track each employee's performance, provide feedback, and recognize the excellent ones

2.) Get together face to face and create team-building activities at least once a year 

3.) Create working and meeting structures and determine what's best for all team members 

4.) Focus on dual and clear communication and clarify the company guidelines and rules

5.) Determine the most effective technology for HR and work on paid but efficient project management tool

How does Mantra IT manage its IT team?

Mantra IT is a prominent name in the IT sector of Nepal. Mantra IT truly comes up to its name, "Best IT Company in Nepal," as it owns all the salient features of a good IT company. The project leaders at Mantra IT always communicate with the team and clients to ensure effective communication and timely completion of the IT projects. The company knows well about the challenges of mobile app development and the overall IT sector. Thus, overcoming these challenges and getting the best IT solution to clients of Nepal, Mantra IT has been moving forward.

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