Being able to adapt and alter approach due to changing requirements, technologies and methods is an important part of growing and thriving as a developer. With out doing so, there is risk of getting stuck or bottlenecked in your career. In this episode we talk with Brian Perry (@bricomedy), Senior Front End developer at HS2Solutions about learning how to adapt as a developer. Brian shares the methods he's learned from being an improv comic and former projet manager and how they have helped him be able to changes and grow in development. We discuss methods developers can use to adapt to changing project requirements, teams and technologies. Explaining how doing so will grow your career in ways you cant foresee.
- The benefit of being adaptable is that you can adjust your approach and do not get stuck in a single path.
- Use tools such as User Stories to define requirements, leaving the technical approach open to different options.
- Keep a mindset of contsant learning to keep yourself open to new methods and approaches.
- Talk with your team or peers on how they would approach a problem, to gain an understanding of different solutions.