I use to be a developer…..
I use to be a developer….. 10 years ago??? 15 years ago??? 20 years ago???
Well, you all must have heard this statement again and again. From your business, from Project Managers, Functional folks, Testing Team. This list goes on and on….
They clearly want to show off that they have this skill. In essence in 99% of the cases, they have no clue on what you or the team is developing. The more you pretend to listen to them…. the more they get out of control and starts blabbering how they coded a complex functionality/interface.
If they are truly know development, they should jump in and
- Help the developer with designing
- Help QA development object
- Provide feedback and suggestion for improvement
- Stop reminding other and start adding value
Before you say “I use to be a developer…..” Think about –
- When did you develop?
- How long did you develop?
- Do you still have the knack for development?
- Can you add value NOW?
And if you hear someone say “I use to be a developer…..” ask them to be your guest and start developing. At least, this way they can add some value to the project.
Did you come across and “I use to be a developer…..”