by Mark Salinas
To clearly understand the management role. I think it is important for a manager to specifically understand each individuals role in the project. Also as the manager it is an advantage to be able to watch the progress of a project from a distance. This will allow a manger to look at the whole picture and how one piece affects the other. If the manager is unsure….ask questions, engineers are the technical experts and should be available to provide technical insight. Again, ask questions the process of elimination tends to lead one down the most productive path. If a specific technical resource is needed, the manager should be able to look at the project from a “100 feet” and connect the dots.