Hello everybody,
Can anybody please point out the most common responsibilities of a team lead and how techincal and functional should he be.

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Well Lead can mean different things. Lead for a group of desktop support for a lower tier help desk may mean something different than a lead for a group of engineers. Here is my companies description of Lead responsibilities as it relates to a Desktop Engineer role:

1. 15% - Design Technical Solutions
Work on highly complex projects to gather requirements then design specialty solutions for desktop management technologies.
2. 15% - Lead Technology Solutions
Takes leadership role in the implementation of highly complex projects for desktop management technologies. that requires collaboration across organization. Assigns work to team.
3. 10% - Consulting
Serve as subject matter expert on cross-org project teams to give advice on highly complex technology solutions.
4. 10% - Innovation and Industry Leadership
Research industry solutions and apply learning to drive innovation.
5. 10% - Lead Tech Strategy and Direction
Develop technology strategies and standards for current and future desktop management tools to support enterprise desktop and laptop infrastructure.
6. 10% - Mentoring Tech Engineers
Mentors more junior desktop engineers in area. Consults with them on their development and provides input to the manager for performance reviews.
7. 10%Architecture Development
Lead the architecture and development of technical solutions.
8. 10% - Optimization
Lead team to discover and implement cross organization system efficiency improvements to insure platform stability.
9. 5% - Leadership of Standards
Lead the definition and communication of standards.
5% - Other duties as assigned
Answered 09/17/2007 by: yarborg
Blue Belt

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