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what is the most challenging part f being a computer science and informations manager

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Nasrin’s Answer

As a computer science and information manager your job is to understand what the users want and then design and create solutions that will allow the users to see the fruit of their requirements. The challenging part comes when the users don't actually know what they want. They may ask you to write a certain code but in reality the business problem they are trying to solve is something else. So people don't tell you this - but successful coders and information managers make it their business to also understand why and what the users want, what they are trying to do before they jump into coding.
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Jon’s Answer

Oh I think it is hard to come up with just one biggest challenge, so I will give you two, or is it three? And I am sure someone else will have a different view. It really just depends on what your skill shortcomings are and what you had a hard time dealing with. Because after all as a manager you are dealing with people who in the end are very unpredictable and unwilling to share deep secrets with you. So you are always working with an incomplete picture.

This also applies to Engineering and IT in general. Introverts are generally attracted to fields where a lot of writing and people interaction is not required. Then add very senior people to the mix and managing people can be a real challenge. For example you may think you are communicating and have an agreement on what to do and how to do it, but in fact there has been a miscommunication or a disagreement that the employee was unwilling to vocalize. Then the senior folks can be rather independent and insist on setting their own priories and working on what they want to work on.

Another challenge is the never ending story of doing more work with less money and people.
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