A Practical Guide to SharePoint 2013

A Practical Guide to SharePoint 2013
A Practical Guide to SharePoint 2013 - Book by Saifullah Shafiq

Thursday, August 10, 2023

Things that cripple software developer’s productivity

All software development companies, whether small or large, dedicate their time and energy on enhancing their team's productivity. If a team is productive enough, the chances of earning higher revenue will be more and the work efficiency will be better. To succeed in their motives, they must first give a thought to the trigger points that kills their developer’s productivity. So, let’s first figure out the root causes that pull them away from getting into the productive zone.

Needless meetings and vague instructions

Meetings between employees and project managers are often time consuming. Rather than briefing about the progress they engage in problem solving. Sometimes they lose track of time while highlighting the details of a task or an issue they face. Moreover, developers often lose focus when meetings are scheduled on a daily basis, so planning one weekly meeting is good enough. Also, it is better to stick to a specific agenda, keep them short and to the point. Instead of giving vague instructions, detailed descriptions of a task should be given to the developers to prevent redo and wastage of time and resources. 

Micromanagement and technical debt

When managers are tentative about their entry level development team, they spend hours on meetings and over monitor their performance. This pressurizes or demotivates them because under stressful conditions they are unable to produce quality work. Apart from this, the fix it later attitude of developers accumulates work because they look for shortcut methods or write suboptimal code which has to be reviewed later. 

Poor documentation and burnout

Software developers often face the constant pressure of tight deadlines while working on complex projects. The clients or managers demand high quality code which causes a decrease in their productivity because they are unable to fully pay attention to coding or building. This eventually leads to burnout. A major gap in the development cycle can occur due to the absence of clear documentation. Developers will require more time to comprehend the processes, codebase, project and alter the existing code will be challenging.

End Note

Behind the innovative software solutions there are brain racking efforts of software developers. Their productivity can be hampered by various factors, some of which are mentioned above. It is upon the businesses and firms to empower them by creating an environment where creativity along with sustainable growth is prioritized.



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