How is assembling a good IT team like drafting the perfect fantasy football squad? For starters, all your strength can’t just lie in one area. Even though we’d all like to be the MVP, it takes a whole team to make it to the Super Bowl. When it’s time to draft players, Jennifer Lonoff Schiff gives some suggestions for your IT fantasy team.
The CIO is like the quarterback. He’s the leader and the front man of the team. He keeps a close eye on mapping out all future plays. The backup quarterbacks are your project managers. They don’t have to have the same level of expertise that the quarterback has, but they have to be consistent and they have to provide dependable support.
Your defensive linemen are your security team, the help desk, and the quality assurance team. When the going gets tough, these guys get going. But they also keep their eyes open for potential threats that keep the rest of the team safe. And it’s always good to have a systems software engineer on hand. Just like the kicker, these guys are the secret weapon that you want to pull out when the game goes into overtime. With these players and many others on your team, you’ll be well on your way to winning to championship.