Developer Tea exists to help driven developers connect to their ultimate purpose and excel at their work so that they can positively impact the people they influence.
With over 13 million downloads to date, Developer Tea is a short podcast hosted by Jonathan Cutrell (@jcutrell), co-founder of Spec and Director of Engineering at PBS. We hope you'll take the topics from this podcast and continue the conversation, either online or in person with your peers. Twitter: @developertea :: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Productivity, But Only On Paper
Productivity measurements often show nothing of value at all. Today we'll discuss how complexity (or "story") points may actually show exactly the opposite of productivity.
The Only Productivity Discussion Worth Having
Productivity is meaningless without a goal, and no activity is banned from being considered productive.
Make Room to Expect the Exceptions
On the whole, exceptions are not exceptional. Each one may be unpredictable or rare, but they happen very regularly. How are you prepared to handle those exceptions? Make space today for the principle of headroom.
You Need Better Inputs to improve Your Options
The quality of your options is determined by the quality of your inputs. If your decisions have no good options, consider what the source of those options is.
Tradeoffs Of Control Optimized To Serve Your Goals
The background noise in today's episode wasn't just a mistake, it was a choice. A tradeoff.
Tradeoffs represent a decision of control and energy. You will make them every day, but towards what goal?
When you make a tradeoff and decide where to put your energy, you are necessarily deciding not to put it elsewhere. So, do so with purpose and intention.
Scheduling Time To Go The Extra Mile
What was the last time you prepared for a meeting?
I'm not talking about the times when you were forced to prepare. I mean, when was the last time you put thought and effort into a meeting that most people just show up to?
In this episode, we talk about simple ways to go the extra mile. Also, this involves no *extra* work on your part.
Practical anectdotes to make you a better technologist
Does the narrator have a soothing, easy listening voice.. yes. However that is not the real value here. Developer Tea is filled with snack sized anecdotes that leave you with simple, tactical ways to improve your communication related to software centric business environments. Thanks for making these and wanted to share that I really enjoy leaving a listen with a single thing I try to bring into practice.
This should aka. “Developer Therapy” 🧘🏻♀️💕
I typically haven’t found myself consistently going back to a tech podcast, but I keep going back for more with Developer Tea. The content isn’t really about technical tech stuff as much as it about how to reframe our thinking and shift perspectives as a developer. I have found each clean and concise episode has helped me think and manage my efforts more efficiently, in and outside development.
Thank you, Jonathan Cutrell 🙏!!!
I find the podcast very insightful. It is helpful as a developer, and a lot of the content can be useful for anyone.