It’s not the technology, stupid
It’s the people. I.e., hire bright, and put them in front of any technology. They will pick it up.
You don’t need super bright people though
I have seen someone who I hesitantly hired as I did not think they were super bright, and watched that person transform into a rock star through sheer effort. It did take 3 years but the person concerned is flying. I stand corrected.
Communication matters – a lot
Success in product development is 60% Technology, 40% communication. Most of the productivity loss seems to be around ineffective communication.
Team dynamics is critical
I stay away from teams that I cannot function in, and create teams of individuals I work well with. The results are dramatically different. Thankfully, being senior has its advantages.
I don’t get why people have to come in to work to be productive
Organizations make people drive 3 hours just to show their face. Go figure.
To be continued…