We’ve all been there. A project needs to be delivered next month, but your development team know that it will take at least two more months to complete. How do you ensure that your team and the key stakeholders are aligned and have a shared sense of reality? And, at the same time, manage expectations successfully, avoid frustrations and create high quality products?
Good quality products come from happy developers and properly working feedback loops. Timely feedback can mean clarity over confusion; a validation of assumptions can mean shorter development cycles. When it comes to feedback loops, there is a false dichotomy between full automation and human intervention. Successful quality control combines tool-based measurement with manual review and discussion. At the end of the day, the most effective feedback loops are a mixture of daily best practices, automation, tools, and human intervention.
In this talk, we will elaborate on they key factors that determine developer happiness, the crucial relationship between developer happiness and code quality, and how to enhance overall code quality through a blend of interpersonal communication and tool-based analysis.
Yiannis Kanellopoulos is the practice leader for Greece at the Software Improvement Group (SIG), where he specializes in helping international organizations manage risks and costs related to the procurement, development, and maintenance of their software systems. Yiannis is also a founding member of Orange Grove Patras, a business incubator sponsored by the Dutch Embassy in Greece to promote entrepreneurship and counter youth unemployment. He holds a PhD in computer science from the University of Manchester.
Evelyn van Kelle is content lead at the Software Improvement Group (SIG), where she focuses on the interplay between technical issues and social factors. During her MSc study at Tilburg University, Evelyn was delighted to discover that the world of IT becomes exponentially stronger with sound communication. Her curiosity and predilection for data drive her to design content that is both meaningful and packed with solutions for technology leaders around the world.
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