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What Engineers &
Developers	
  
Do All Day	
  
Really
And why it’s a really big deal
*Design prototype by Stephen Allport
most people think engineers
spend all of their time
cool stuff
creating
Wrong!!X
building products full of awesome
doesn’t happen like this
we have to find and fix
100
per 1,000 lines of code
product bugs
(that’s a lot)
15
bugs per 1,000 lines of
code make it to customers
(that’s bad)
it takes 30x longer to fix
one bug than to write
one line of code
we spend 75% of our time
debugging
our own (and our teammates’) designs
that’s
1500 hoursper year
fixing
bugs
not creating cool stuff but
solving problemshard problems
that means 75%
of your engineering
to fixing bugs
team salary goes
add up 75% of all product
engineering salaries in the US
plus the cost of their debug tools
$113 billion
identifying & correcting product defects
in the US,
is spent every year
let’s put
$113 billioninto context
with $113 billion, you could
end world hunger $30B
and buy
$30B $10B $4B $4B $4B
$4B $3.3B $2.5B $2B $2B
and still have $1...
if there were ways to debug
faster, more of that $113
billion could go toward
making new, cool stuff
every year our products get
smarter, more connected, more complex
more complex
is a nice way of saying
“has a lot more bugs to
fix before it ships”
if we can’t fix all of the bugs on time,
schedules slip and our products are
late-to-market
shipping your product late
costs you a lotof money
https://www.initialstate.com/LateCalc
here’s a calculator to
show you h...
#1 cause for schedule slips?
too many bugs,
too little time
forcing us to work weekends
and overtime won’t fix this
productivity plunges
when you ask us to do the
impossible(which you inevitably will)
here are five tips
if you want to have any chance
of success
we need multiple hours of
uninterrupted time
preferably in 4-hour blocks
1	
  
putting us in a bunch of meetings is a
great way for us to get nothing done
2	
  
give us the freedom
to be awesome
don't micromanage
3	
  
buy us the tools we need
you don’t mow a lawn with a pair of scissors
4	
  
give us an awesome place to work
we spend a lot of time here, we should love it
5	
  
what do engineers and developers
really do all day?
we solve problems
https://www.initialstate.com
tools built for engineers, by engineers
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What Engineers and Developers Really Do All Day

What engineers and developers really do all day and why it's a really big deal.

What Engineers and Developers Really Do All Day

  1. What Engineers & Developers   Do All Day   Really And why it’s a really big deal
  2. *Design prototype by Stephen Allport most people think engineers spend all of their time cool stuff creating
  3. Wrong!!X
  4. building products full of awesome doesn’t happen like this
  5. we have to find and fix 100 per 1,000 lines of code product bugs (that’s a lot)
  6. 15 bugs per 1,000 lines of code make it to customers (that’s bad)
  7. it takes 30x longer to fix one bug than to write one line of code
  8. we spend 75% of our time debugging our own (and our teammates’) designs
  9. that’s 1500 hoursper year fixing bugs
  10. not creating cool stuff but solving problemshard problems
  11. that means 75% of your engineering to fixing bugs team salary goes
  12. add up 75% of all product engineering salaries in the US plus the cost of their debug tools
  13. $113 billion identifying & correcting product defects in the US, is spent every year
  14. let’s put $113 billioninto context
  15. with $113 billion, you could end world hunger $30B and buy $30B $10B $4B $4B $4B $4B $3.3B $2.5B $2B $2B and still have $17B left
  16. if there were ways to debug faster, more of that $113 billion could go toward making new, cool stuff
  17. every year our products get smarter, more connected, more complex
  18. more complex is a nice way of saying “has a lot more bugs to fix before it ships”
  19. if we can’t fix all of the bugs on time, schedules slip and our products are late-to-market
  20. shipping your product late costs you a lotof money https://www.initialstate.com/LateCalc here’s a calculator to show you how much
  21. #1 cause for schedule slips? too many bugs, too little time
  22. forcing us to work weekends and overtime won’t fix this productivity plunges
  23. when you ask us to do the impossible(which you inevitably will)
  24. here are five tips if you want to have any chance of success
  25. we need multiple hours of uninterrupted time preferably in 4-hour blocks 1  
  26. putting us in a bunch of meetings is a great way for us to get nothing done 2  
  27. give us the freedom to be awesome don't micromanage 3  
  28. buy us the tools we need you don’t mow a lawn with a pair of scissors 4  
  29. give us an awesome place to work we spend a lot of time here, we should love it 5  
  30. what do engineers and developers really do all day?
  31. we solve problems
  32. https://www.initialstate.com tools built for engineers, by engineers

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