“Braden’s conclusion: productivity depends more on the quality of the programmer than on the complexity of the project.”
This quote is one of the many things that can be pulled from the following article!!
So often companies are trying to figure out why things are not getting done on time but yet don’t equate anything to the quality of the developer writing the code. The 10X argument and why it makes sense to invest in a 10X developer is proven in the article below.
Now don’t get me wrong. I am not saying that all companies should hire 10X developers and that there is no room for Jr. Developers. Quite the contrary. I believe that companies should figure out how to divide the workloads so that the 10X developers are working on the mission critical projects while the Jr. Level developers can for lack of a better term do “the grunt work” and improve their skills and learn from their peers.
My good friend Steve Brownlee recently wrote a blog post of his own highlighting what they are teaching at the NSS (Nashville Software School) and I believe that the graduates of the cohorts there are exactly the kinds of software developers companies need to hire and let them work right alongside the 10X developers so that its a win/win/win for everyone.
Enjoy the article!