Motley says: "Consulting? I guess your answer from here on out is ‘It depends’" (HPT Part 1)

Summary   Motley:  How could a consulting methodology help me? There’s no way – I work in a product company.   Maven: Human Performance Technology (HPT) is an effective consulting methodology that uses a simple process to identify the root cause of human performance issues and build creative solutions to those problems. ______________________________   [Context:…

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Motley says: "Performance stinks, but I’ll deal with it later"

Summary   Motley:  I’ll deal with performance issues when I have something to test. Then I’ll run the profiler and just optimize the slow methods.   Maven: Think about performance early in the development cycle. Set goals. Design for performance. Measure, measure, measure. Optimize the scenarios that matter. ______________________________   [Context: Motley is doing some…

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Motley says: "Ugh, not again…"

Summary   Motley:  Developers keep making the same mistakes over and over. Can’t they learn?!? Some kind of punishment is in order, like no more free soda!   Maven: Don’t just address the symptom – get to the root cause of a problem. Leverage the “Five Why’s” to find root cause and come up with…

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Motley says: "I just get picked on when my code is reviewed"

Summary   Motley:  I’m not sold on this inspection thing. There were too many problems during our session. Plus, everyone just picks on the author and they hate having their code reviewed. Back to informal peer reviews for me.   Maven: Follow inspection best practices: inspect limited amounts, don’t inspect everything, use a facilitator, be…

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