Ever been on a software team and noticed how stressful and complex it gets? Does it feel like keeping up with the demands of your tech job makes it really hard to have a life outside of work?
Hi I'm Jayme, and I've been struggling for over 20 years to keep a healthy work/life balance on software development teams. With so many problems in our industry, the more money I made the more ridiculous people's expectations were.
So I’m sharing what I’ve learned to keep you from getting burned out or stuck on dead end projects. You’ll get practical tips on agile development, influencing people, and having healthy habits to keep you calm and growing.
Over my career I started coaching teams on devops, scrum, kanban, and software architecture. But people were always the problem - including sometimes myself.
This podcast is a log of my insights and mistakes on the journey to finding healthy ways for people to build software. Subscribe and join us - let’s help each other grow a community of healthy software developers!
Get more help with healthy software development at jaymedwards.com
My Recovery From Programmer Anger
I made this episode to apologize for my anger and how I've come across as "knowing everything" sometimes. I don't think it helps anyone to be another voice in this, and so I'm committing from here on out to be more discerning with how I share my opinions and advice. I also provide an update on why I've been away, how I'm getting help, and what this means for the channel.
Scott Nimrod on Personal Reputation vs Teamwork
In this interview, Scott and I discuss the balance between strengthening your reputation through your personal brand as a developer, and the teamwork necessary to be successful in your career.
Woody Zuill on Mob Programming and Influencing Change
Woody Zuill is one of the leading voices in the software industry around the concept of Mob Programming.
How Agile Teams Grow Toxic! Ep. 4 Commitments
Does it ever feel like you'd get so much more done if it weren't for how much work people have you do to make commitments?
Today I'd like to help you understand whether the development team you're on is using commitments in a way that makes sense, or will stress people out and put the software project at risk!
Response to Comments on "Sprint Planning is B******t!"
Over the weekend I posted a video clip from episode 3 of my series on this channel "How Agile Teams Grow Toxic!" to reddit.
In the clip I posted, I spoke specifically about the unpredictability of our work as software developers.
There were over 100 comments on reddit alone with some other great ones here on the channel.
In this video, I respond to several of these comments to provide further clarification on the concepts of healthy software development.
3 Embarrassing Software Developer Stories From My Career
With all the challenges in the software industry with languages, frameworks, and processes...
It's easy to forget we're human.
I've been making some really serious level 301 agile nerdgasm content lately, so I made this episode to just have some fun.
Here are three stories of times I was embarrassed in my software development career.