The Software Engineers Development Plan – Part 1

I manage a large number of developers at work. In fact to explain things a little, here is my current BIO:

Dominic is the Tech Group Lead in Xero. He’s been .Net developer for a few years now, and spends most of his time these days herding cats. In other words : he is responsible for the management, delivery and quality for a group of 25 devs, QAs and other techies.

He lives in the Paris of the South (Canberra) but doesn’t speak french. He’s passionate about Boardgames, Cheese and Wine”

One of the main tools I have been using managing developers is the use of a Professional Development Plan.

This series of posts will focus on what a PDP Looks like, how to create one and how to use them.

If you are totally unaware of what a PDP is have a look at a few articles:

Next, Part 2 the structure of a PDP

Skillset,Skillset,Skillset!!!

Sensational short article about career planning by one of my favourite devlopers:

http://ayende.com/blog/171297/career-planning-the-age-of-least-resistance

I know Balmer said the famous:

But I’ll add the three thiings – I talk to my developers about any day we talk career development

Skillset

Skillset

Skillset

Keep your skillset up do date!!!