Ever notice how some teams can churn out code at an incredible pace while other teams struggle to release features on a regular basis? Sometimes a star programmer can make the rest of the team look very good, but more often than not, a productive team is the result of good teamwork in a good environment. A productive environment also helps you get more out of your programmers thus giving you a better return on your investment.
So here’s a list of key points to look out for and ways to improve each of them.
At one point or another, developers will have questions that need answering by another developer or by a management person. The goal is to enable the discussion to happen without interrupting anyone. There are several communication channels available in a work environment and each one has benefits and disadvantages. The developers should have access to each channel which are emails, instant messaging, group discussions, audio conversations (phone or Skype) and face-to-face interactions. Read more »