In show #26 of Rockin’ the Code World with dotNetDave I am discussing,
“How does management expect productivity when software engineers are stuck in too many meetings?”. This really hurts productivity and ends up costing the company a lot of money!”
Watch and let me know your comments below or Tweet them to @RockinCodeWorld or @realDotNetDave.
One story that I didn’t have time for was I worked for Mitchell International here in San Diego, California in the US. I had a heated argument with a manager when my “estimates” didn’t match the release date that was mandated on us (no input from the development team). I went to the whiteboard and listed everything I’m expected to do each day, such as:
- Unit Testing
- And more!
I was left with 2 hours a day that I could actually code! So how do you expect quality work from developers running them this way? Makes no sense to me. There are a few more quick stories in the video.
CALL TO ACTION: Stop scheduling meetings for engineers unless they are absolutely necessary! And run them properly:
- Insure All Stakeholders At Meeting
- Make A Plan And Put In Calendar Invite
- Stick To The Plan!
- Meeting Notes!
- Action Items!