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.
Despite the difficulties, our Chief Development Officer together with Product Managers, Product Owners and Scrum Masters make the selection. This time selection hit Egor Danchenkov and Denis Kirisov.
Congrats and thank you Egor and Denis!
Egor adopted a new role in the previous increment as API Manager, in which he has acted also as Lead API Designer. Here’s what colleagues have said about Egor:
"Egor was able to use the input received from the entire team, select the best ideas and then meticulously create the specs for the APIs that he designed, and the results speak for themselves.”
“Egor's customer-centric approach combined with his passion for improving, experimenting and learning new skills means we've got a rare multi-talent as our API Manager”
Denis led the development of the MVP version Data Flow tool, which enables our customers to verify data flow and see durations of each step between components inside and outside Platform of Trust. The good work has not gone unnoticed by the colleagues:
“Denis is really flexible in working with new technologies; it comes naturally to him to understand and then apply completely new technologies, which brings huge value to the Platform of Trust.”
"Denis' unconditional passion for producing quality code and quality solutions is absolutely remarkable."
The whole Platform of Trust team celebrates with you Egor and Denis!
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.