Leading software development in a small software company is different from running a software team in a large company. A manager from a large company who is put in charge at a small firm can run in to big problems. Let’s look at some of the key differences between what happens in large software firms and your experience leading engineering in a small company.
In a large company, support staff handles many of the different routine things.
In a small firm, you are the support staff.
In a large company, the engineering manager reports to another manager up the management chain.
In a small firm, as head of engineering, you report to the CEO.
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