Peter Drucker once said, “Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.” When we consider the complexities of building new products, designing software or bringing any change to life we need to look at it from both management and leadership. That is: are we doing the right things and doing things right?
This is the reason why there needs to be a balance across roles in an organization. Product Managers and Product Owners need to really focus on doing the right things. Development and Delivery Teams need to really focus on doing it right. It’s the continual interplay between these two views that will build the best, most robust and useful products that can be used by operations, users and customers alike.
“To lead is to listen, to pay attention to every detail, to decide.” – Shimon Peres
Do you have the right people keeping balance between doing the right things and doing them right?