January 24, 2018
The ex-dev, the revolving door and the poet: why communication fails in development and what we can do about
If there is a chant that runs through the tech community, that unites us all in agreement, that is: communication is the key. Submerged by social networks, 54 different chat systems, code review comments and SomethingDrive documents the quantity of communication is often valued more than its quality and we find ourselves thinking we have so much communication we should not have any of the problems we have. I will try to highlight the reasons behind such failures in communication focusing on how those affect teams of 1 to many developers and propose some practical and immediate solutions to the issues.