Money is decided. "We have three developers, but we do not know how to work"
We have an anniversary - 500 people signed the Yandex.Money habablog. In honor of this we launch a new rubric - we take the issue of one of the readers connected with the working situation, and carefully transfer it to colleagues from Yandex.Money, who know life. About today's issue, some thought that I played them and specifically came up with such a strange situation. Surprisingly, no.
They write to us:
"Hmm, but give advice.
A real case, three developers, one developer works 100% of the time remotely, the second developer is the chief /co-founder, the third one is a bit of the offending newcomer.
General meetings - every six months and beyond the words it does not work. To implement GIT for all developers does not work, everyone is overwhelmed with current work.
Are there ways to improve the situation somehow? "
About daily meetings
Organize the unity of
Start planning your development. Though somehow. Even if there is a chaotic throwing of tasks and support for old running features, and the trail with questions "why the tab does not open" does not grow to the guys.
Understand the amount of such unpredictable development and the balance of the sprint /week /reporting period, take on important business tasks. Large business tasks, divide into stages and, stuck in your sprint /week /reporting period, formulate for each stage a specific goal.
On the goal setting
2. Work with your expectations and emotions
We remember that we are either professionals and we were hired to control the process, or we
and we go to revenge the street.
Collect anonymous and honest feedback, conduct quarterly and semi-annual reviews. Ask everyone what he likes about working in the company, what he likes about working in a team, what he likes about working with you personally. And on the contrary, that is not pleasant on all three points.
Be sure to give feedback in the format "I see this is happening. This leads to something. I see several options to change this, but I'm ready to accept your ideas. " No need for emotion - we need facts and solutions.
A lot about coaching
I would also suggest organizing a second periodic feedback process - a retrospective. Implement, if you can delay the remover for a day in the office or connect via video. Video calling is a critical point, without it it will be difficult to see that a person participates, facial expressions, gestures, which often speaks more than words.
About the retrospective
3. Organize their cockroaches
Levels of IT-maturity
Lock all in the conversation
With the remote worker, the work is arranged so that for each day he has a specific Definition of Done. He has to say what he will do for the next rally and the next synchronization. And if this did not happen, then he should explain why. We need formal goals - "what will be done for this task tomorrow?".
With the boss we remember that for a specific task he is a performer, not a chef. He is a developer, and we demand from him as a developer.
With a beginner, remember that he is also a developer and can make mistakes, but he still needs to have specific things that he does. He must bring the result.
The most important is
Do not try to play in the celestial who will decide everything himself. The author is surrounded by intelligent and talented people. It is normal to give them the right to vote and make decisions.
For example, the manager says: we need daily meetings, explains why and suggests starting them at ???. If everyone agrees, that's fine. If not, then you need to let go of this moment. The staff had a task - to choose the time for a 10-minute meeting. Let them agree among themselves on a convenient time.
In general, there is not and can not be any silver bullet. All written by me is a very long way ahead, and there is still half of it necessary. Therefore, there is no short advice, but a long one is too long.
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