I am a development manager with a 20 years experience. Unfortunately my tech skills have gone soft. I try to pick up a tech project at work but I get distracted by the fire of the day and usually drop it. I am getting quite frustrated. My group has some Java, .Net and other technologies and I have tackled some minor development tasks in the past, but nothing substantial. The reality is that I want to jump and take on a large piece of development but I cannot disrupt my developers as the team is under the gun to deliver. I keep thinking that I can work on something outside of work, but family life gets in the way.