Imagine you’ve been given the opportunity to put together a technical team of your own for the first time. Your company has an established business model, but they’re looking for new technical leadership and ideas.
Executive management has confidence in you and has given you the authority to direct your team or department’s resources to provide the most value and benefit to the organization.
On today’s episode of “The Next Level,” we’ll walk through six steps to help you design and assemble your team members, set clear objectives, and manage this team for long-term success.
Joining us to discuss team building and management is Craig Campbell, an experienced leader and the IT security and compliance manager for a major law firm.
Six Steps For Building Technical Teams
- Identify the functional roles needed to fulfill your team’s operational duties and strategic goals
- Quantify the scale–for example, in Full Time Employees (FTEs)–for each functional role
- Sketch an org chart for your team design
- Gather the best people
- “Burn in” the team
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