In the final episode of season one we discuss the one constant in your development career, change. We focus the conversation on three main areas of change; in your projects, in your role & responsibilities and in your life. Highlighting ideas from previous episodes we talk about how to approach changes in these areas with a constructive, positive mindset. We end the episode with a few announcements about changes coming to the podcast, as well as, a few bloopers.
A big thank you to Jake Rainis (@jakerainis)for his hard work and partnership in making this first season a success. We will miss him as a host, and wish him the best! Be sure to follow Jake at jakerainis.com
Why managing change is important
- Not being able to handle changes, turns them into roadblocks
- Taking control of changes, turns them into positive learning experiences.
- Not being fearful of change provides for new opportunities and growth.
Managing Project Changes
- Be confident in saying, Yes, No or I Don't Know.
- Deliver thought out estimates and defend them.
- Develop a plan to accomplish the changes.
Managing Role & Responsibility changes
- Get comfortable with being in uncomfortable situations
- Treat mistakes as learning opportunities.
- No matter your role, lead by example.
Managing life changes
- Establish long term and short term goals
- Maintain a healthy work/life balance
- Keep your day fresh and find daily positive opportunities.
Links from this Episode
- The Clean Coder* by Robert C. Martin
Previous Episodes Mentioned
- Using D.U.M.B goals and S.M.A.R.T goals to grow your development career.
- Why it is important that you maintain a healthy work/life balance.
- The three key phrases you need to know to be a great developer.
- Get comfortable being uncomfortable.
- Handling Mistakes Gracefully as a Developer
- Leading by example
- Developing a Plan
- Task Estimation Techniques
- Keeping your Day Fresh
- Tweet us how you manage changes positively.
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