On the utilization of Software Developers and the effectiveness of Software Development
Software Developers, especially experienced, are currently in short supply.
The lack of software developers acts as a bottleneck for producing software solutions.
To address this issue, different mitigation strategies and processes are often introduced, to ensure “high utilization” and “high efficiency” of the software developers’ perceived primary expertise: “writing code.”
Although many of these strategies appear, on the surface, to increase throughput and, by implication, value creation, I contest that more often than not, the initiatives, processes and rules aiming to ensure “high utilization and efficiency” actually most often result in much lower value creation. To put it in other words; they reduce people’s effectiveness...Read the rest on Medium: