Robert Bogue

62 articles

Burnout and the Developer

Burnout generally starts with debugging. It's the defect that you can't seem to find. The trudging through logs and poring through databases is seemingly...

Anatomy of a Software Development Role: Data Scientist

Twelve years ago, when I wrote the first articles for "Cracking the Code: Breaking Down the Software Development Roles," I made a conscious and...

Anatomy of a Software Development Role: DevOps

It's been nearly a dozen years since I first wrote "Cracking the Code: Breaking Down the Software Development Roles" and the associated specific role...

Developer Productivity: Managing Cycle Times in Iterative Development

Thus far in the series, we've focused on managing productivity at an individual developer level. However, sometimes developer productivity results from the best management...

Developer Productivity: Ensuring Productive Meetings

If you work in an organization, you've experienced bad meetings. These soul-sucking, time-crushing meetings leave you deflated and wondering if you'll ever be able...

Ten Technical Trainer Interview Questions You Should Know

Want to be or hire a tech trainer? Starting here is a great idea. At the tail end of the process, the criticality of training...

Ten Deployment/DevOps Interview Questions You Should Know

Discover how to bridge the gap between development and the infrastructure teams as a deployment specialist. Bridging the gap between development and the infrastructure teams...

Ten Quality Assurance Interview Questions You Should Know

Your team needs a terrific quality assurance person. Can you find them easily? Perhaps the most challenging role in the software development process is that...

Ten Scrum Master Interview Questions You Should Know

Are you or your employees adept at solving psychological problems within the group? Scrum master isn't a magical software development role, but it's a different...

Ten Developer Interview Questions You Should Know

Whether you're the interviewer or the interviewee, here are some questions to help pick the right developer for the job. It seems like anyone who...

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