We appreciate our developers in Platform of Trust and want them to be motivated, learn new skills, see the platform development from different angles and be creative. Once in the planning increment, we'll rise up 1-2 of our developers as recognition of great work.
Developers who build all for the customers are always in the shadows and in the background. They are too rarely noticed. We want to change that and from now on during each SAFe driven increment planning, we will raise up 1-2 of our developers as recognition of great work. The job is never easy since a lot of the developers really shine and perform due to the clear method provided by SAFe and high motivation. More about how we motivate our developers can be found from the bottom of this article.
Criteria to be selected are not carved in stone, but here are a few: the developer has grown professionally by learning new skills which benefit the overall platform development, shown remarkable enthusiasm in the current role, creatively increased platform’s business value, has shown concrete steps in adopting the principles of SAFe process, has acted as a bridge-builder between teams and enabled fluent communication and efficiency.
During the second increment 2020 one person raised above all. This time selection hit Dan Manea.
Our organization started to adopt SAFe development framework beginning of this year. Dan was one of the key players in the process acting as Scrum Master. Developers working under his fingertips come from multiple locations and cultures.
Despite the turbulence and additional challenges caused by COVID-19, Dan managed to guide the developers to 86% accuracy in the Program Predictability Measure. That is the Primary metric that shows the comparative analysis of actual Business Value achieved to planned Business Value.
Here’s what colleagues have said about Dan:
“A truly versatile professional with an uncompromisingly positive solution-focused attitude”
“Unbelievable capability to stay calm in every situation and find a solution with the help of the management.”
During the spring Dan also indicated a willingness to try a different role in development. After some arrangements and discussions, it was agreed that in Program Increment 3 (current) will take the role of Development Team Lead. This change offers him bigger responsibility in ensuring the fluent communication between the members in our 4 full-stack teams.
The whole Platform of Trust team celebrates with you Dan!
The idea behind: Flexibility and professional growth
We appreciate our developers in Platform of Trust and want them to be motivated, learn new skills, see the platform development from different angles and be creative. Thus we do not force our developers to make lifelong decisions to take a red or blue pill like in Matrix. In the old thinking, if you start as a backend developer, that is what you do. Instead, we offer every developer the opportunity to jump into a new role in each increment. The change can make a big difference for the developer’s motivation and professional growth. In addition to that, it grows the resilience of our team since more people can do various development tasks around the platform.