What makes your teammates lose sleep at night? The best way to find out is simple, but not always easy: ask them!
A refresh to one of my more popular posts…
Now more than ever companies are exploring ways of measuring and visualizing how their teams are doing (KPI’s; ROV’s, NPS, etc.,)
The general idea being ya can’t improve what ya don’t measure. And without some sort of systemic approach with clear visualization – things would very much be a guessing game.
When surveyed, 80% of software developers reported they believed their skills were above average. Overestimating one’s desirable qualities relative to other people, is known as the Illusory Superiority Bias, aka the Lake Wobegon effect, one of many cognitive biases.
Bring up the topic of “technical debt” to a software engineer, a product owner, a stakeholder, or heavens above, the gold owner. What happens? Do you get frowns? Smiles? Nervous fidgeting? Technical Debt is such a loaded, misused, and misunderstood term. I imagine in most conversations when the topic comes up we probably aren’t even …
Feedback – it’s the breakfast (lunch and dinner) of champions, yet it’s not always easy to successfully deliver (or hear) constructive feedback. So instead of a praise sandwich, try a feedback wrap!