Building a Systems Development Team - Risk

Minimizing the business risk of a developer leaving.

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  1. The better you are able to make your company a great place to work (culture & communication), the easier it will be to retain your top talented team members. Make sure that team members understand how what they do contributes to the success of the organization.
  2. Hire your team members not just for the hard skills, but for their communication skills and cultural compatibility as well to create a sense of belonging.
  3. All teams, including software developers, need standard methods and procedures for how work should be completed and documented. Make sure that the team is fully involved in developing the methods, procedures, and tools used so that they increase their buy in.
  4. In a one developer situation, managers that don’t know anything about software development will have to learn new skills and concepts in order to ask good questions so that they can keep tabs on how things are going.

This is Part 14 of an 18-Part Series

Topics Covered in the Series Include:

  • Balance
  • Management
  • Best Fit
  • Robotics
  • Industry

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