Actionable Tactics for Leveling Up Devs

We are told that junior developers are a secret weapon, but this alleged ‘competitive advantage’ is so elusive! Typical advice about evolving talent can be broad, un-relatable, and impractical. Aren’t there any specific and actionable tactics that teams can employ for leveling up new devs? (Yes, there are!)

April 19, 2018

Making others
better mentors
Making code
to change
ignorance &
Tooling Business
Retention Promotion
Questioning format X
No private messages! X X
Stupid questions X
Remove or document prolific abstractions. X X
Domain-level documentation X X
Screencasts as documentation X X X X
Watch other devs work X X
Affirm the hire. X
Support time-wasting. X
Better use of investment time X
Long-form technical writing X
Let devs “audit” extra meetings X