I am new to asking question on this site, So please comment if you want me to delete this question or feel free to edit this question if you think this is not a good question.
I am facing one question in real time. It is about a value of experience in a role of a Project Manager (Technical Manager).
If a person is having graduate degree and if a person have a post graduate degree e.g. M. Tech. or M.E., does it mean to make a person manager even though he/she does not have experience in Project Execution?
For Example, one organization is hiring M. E./ M. Tech. guys for Project Management in the field of
Java. The people who got hired does not have any experience in
Java. (Hardly has 1 year exp). They know
servlet. But the project they are managing is in
Hibernate. No other employee is there who knows such frameworks. The most disadvantage is we are not having experience in even single SDLC life cycle product. And some of us are not willing to learn also. The organization is not having CMMI level. I started and finished learning.
But the case is : If I am one of the person, can I be a good manager? Is management dependent on experience? Is management dependent on degree (Not MBA but M E / M Tech in our case)? Should I consider "A good coach may not be a good player!!" or I should first grow my technical skills.
The problems I am facing is:
- During assigning tasks I do not know about dependencies.
- I have to rely on what my developer says.
- I do not know how to set a project time limit.
- I do not have skilled team members.
We are forced from higher management to not to work but only manage. Will this job fit us as 1 year experienced Post Graduate Computer Guy?? I need some advice from people who has experience in this field. They can guide me in proper career building.
Thank you in advance.