Building a Systems Development Team - Developers

A Software Developer is just one of the many roles that make up the systems development team.

Steve Jost Profile Picture
Share
Contributors Chris Hodge David Brown

A systems development team is generally more similar to the way a construction project is built, meaning there are many roles, including architect, engineer, and general contractor. Downstream, there are even more specializations covering many different roles within the team.

In systems development, you typically have numerous roles, which often include software developers, requirements & workflow experts, integrators, help desk technicians, and infrastructure specialists. Many times, those roles will cross-over. As well, one person can wear many hats.

Additionally, a systems development team may have different goals as a team than a software developer would have as an individual. Much like the difference between the goal of a project owner and an individual craftsperson on a construction job, a software developer is primarily concerned with quickly building software that meets the spec they are given, while a systems development team will be observing the business and proactively designing and developing tools that improve workflow and adapt to changing business conditions.

This is Part 10 of an 18-Part Series


Topics Covered in the Series Include:

  • Clarification
  • Applications
  • Best Fit
  • Workflow
  • Robotics

All relationships start with a simple conversation. Let’s schedule some time to talk about your specific challenges and opportunities.


More from Steve Jost
Building a Systems Development Team - Introduction
Construction technology innovation is accelerating and the contractors that learn how to effectively integrate technology into every aspect of their business will dominate tomorrow.
Building a Systems Development Team - Clarification
There a few different teams and team functions in construction technology that are distinct but also have to work together.
Building a Systems Development Team - Industry
The pace of technology in construction has exploded and is only getting faster. The proliferation of mobile technology and widespread availability of fast internet on jobsites are the foundation and enablers of the technology explosion.