Let’s face it: You probably don’t have a dream all-start team of software developers in your organization. Some are good, many are capable. But as this article points out, you don’t necessarily need the best money can buy.
This story has some solid advice IT managers should pay attention to, particularly one they probably don’t think about: A junior developer might do a better job in some cases than a more senior staffer who’s done the same coding so often a mistake is missed. The author also suggests a junior staffer on a team might encourage more senior people to make the solution simpler.
Currently a freelance writer, I'm the former editor of ITWorldCanada.com and Computing Canada. An IT journalist since 1997, I've written for several of ITWC's sister publications including ITBusiness.ca and Computer Dealer News. Before that I was a staff reporter at the Calgary Herald and the Brampton (Ont.) Daily Times. I can be reached at hsolomon [@] soloreporter.com
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