It is hard to believe many readers have not heard of the Agile approach to development. This methodology is a hot approach, and all of the players are in demand. Of these roles, the most in-demand appears to be the scrum master. The challenge in filling this role is often figuring out what sort of skills are best for it. Is it a technical role? A manager?
The schedule of every IT team I have worked with is full. There is always a steady stream of tasks to be done and technical debt to address. This makes it easy for a manager or team lead to keep the whole team working at 100% (or more) day in and day out. The problem with this full steam ahead approach is that it does
It may be the line of business I am in (consulting), but it seems like finding how to evaluate developers is a common challenge. There are discussions and even arguments about developer value that impact employees, projects, and even companies. Although I do not have some divine insight to provide, I do have some food for thought as you consider this obstacle. Developer Value Varies