- No matter what field you are in, communication is king. - As devs we feel proud of the knowledge we’ve gained and feel an uncontrollably need to show it off. - Non-tech communication should be part of that set of skills we take credit for. NEXT SLIDE Why communication makes us better devs?
Being a dev involves dealing with complex abstract problems that in most cases are difficult to put into human-readable words.
- Get familiar with your team. - If you feel unsure whether someone has a tech background or not, just ask.
Assume you can always learn from anyone in the team. Don’t assume you’re right from the get-go.
- Even when you are not using tech terminology, you’re still putting complex issues on the table. - Help others keep focus on what the issue is about (avoid acronyms or buzzwords).
Make a list of the technical terms you use the most and translate them into a word or phrase that’s easier to understand. Library = Tool, Technology
Not everyone has to know about all subjects so patience and kindness are key to getting your point across. Always choose encouragement over criticism.
Be clear when you are unsure about whatever you need to do. Don’t commit yourself to a date you’re not confident you will deliver to. Try to anticipate to notify any complication you might foresee.
- Whenever we talk to a teammate about a technical issue we or describe how a system works…
Non technical communications for devs
COMMUNICATION FOR DEVS
Communication - the human connection - is the key to personal and career success.Paul J. Meyer
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