Okay, so we've established that when you transition to a manager, you can still be creative. Let's move on to look at the other side: what about your team's creativity?
If you have found a balance between personally coding or not coding, knowing when and what to delegate, and created a culture of actively developing others, how can you tell if it has increased your team's effectiveness and creativity?
Software development can be a convoluted process, which makes it not particularly conducive to creativity, which is especially true in the group context. Even in a truly Agile environment, it's difficult to create and sustain an innovative mindset and approach. It takes everyone to get it going and to even keep it going, but only one member or moment to stop it.
Anita Wooley, from Carnegie Mellon University, USA, studied software teams working...