Another productivity tool? Sometimes seems we live in a techno world focused more upon tools instead of actually solving business challenges. I know it all comes down to how an organization utilizes their tools. Our organization has a team that focuses on providing productivity tools. I feel they are doing their job too well. Seems like we are constantly bombarded with new productivity tools. Of course this all requires training. And then it seems like we are constantly receiving software updates to the tools. We have multiple tools for accomplishing the same purposes (Chrome vs. Edge, WebEx vs Teams, etc.) My opinion to our productivity team is to just let things sit for some period of time so we have the opportunity to become productive with the productivity tools!
Are all these tools are changing our development culture? Now I’m all for teamwork, but are we developing individuals to become unable to work independently to any great extent? I look around our organization and I see so many people spending so much of their day in meetings. We used to call this the ‘paralysis of analysis’. I attend many meeting that involve a number of interested parties but very few of them are actually performing the work. A long-term, experienced, business knowledgeable developer can spend so much of their time, and others time, working independently on things that matter the most.