I Quit My Software Project To Get Healthy!
2/12/2019Topics:Agile Development • DevOps • IT Consulting • My Software Developer Career Journey • Software Project Stories
Have you ever had to quit a good software project…because you figured out you weren’t going to be successful in your role? I did – here’s the story.
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Have you ever had to quit a good software project…because you figured out you weren’t going to be successful in your role?
I had the opportunity to help two consulting companies try and rescue a troubled software project for a client.
Though I was originally brought in to help figure out how much work was left to do, I found myself in the position of being “the expert” once again.
Because of politics, deadlines, and challenges with the maturity of the companies understanding agile – I found myself overwhelmed.
Though I continually tried to reset expectations and get help, I decided eventually that it was better to move on.
Have you ever been on a good project, with good people, only to find when you really think about it you’re not effective in your current role?
Did you have a hard time getting support from management to make the changes necessary?
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About the Healthy Software Developer show.
On the show, Jayme shares all of his teamwork and leadership strategies, guidelines for healthy company culture, and stories about real projects so you can have a sustainable career in the software industry.
Develop a mindset and habits to keep you calm so you still love writing code - avoiding the traps most developers fall into.
A family man and veteran of over 30 software projects, Jayme experienced many wins and losses that led him to helping developers succeed in their careers online.