Healthy Software Developer

By Jayme Edwards, Software Development Coach

Ever been on a software team and noticed how stressful and complex it gets? Does it feel like keeping up with the demands of your tech job makes it really hard to have a life outside of work? Hi I'm Jayme, and I've been struggling for 25 years to keep a healthy work/life balance on software development teams. With so many problems in our industry, the more money I made the more ridiculous people's expectations were. So I’m sharing what I’ve learned to keep you from getting burned out or stuck on dead end projects. You’ll get practical tips on agile development, influencing people, and having healthy habits to keep you calm and growing. Over my career I started coaching teams on devops, scrum, kanban, and software architecture. But people were always the problem - including sometimes myself. This podcast is a log of my insights and mistakes on the journey to finding healthy ways for people to build software. Subscribe and join us - let’s help each other grow a community of healthy software developers! Get more help with healthy software development at jaymedwards.com

  1. 1.
    My Recovery From Programmer Anger
    51:19
  2. 2.
    Scott Nimrod on Personal Reputation vs Teamwork
    1:25:08
  3. 3.
    Woody Zuill on Mob Programming and Influencing Change
    1:08:10
  4. 4.
    How Agile Teams Grow Toxic! Ep. 4 Commitments
    25:03
  5. 5.
    Response to Comments on "Sprint Planning is Bullshit!"
    12:34
  6. 6.
    3 Embarrassing Software Developer Stories From My Career
    13:02
  7. 7.
    How Agile Teams Grow Toxic! Ep. 3 Forecasting
    18:12
  8. 8.
    How Agile Teams Grow Toxic! Ep. 2 Hiring Talent
    25:11
  1. 9.
    How Agile Teams Grow Toxic! Ep. 1 Founder Values
    14:19
  2. 10.
    I Quit My Software Project To Get Healthy!
    19:33
  3. 11.
    Scrum Got 3 People Fired From A Software Project!
    11:37
  4. 12.
    How To Get Support To Fix A "Disruptive" Problem
    8:34
  5. 13.
    They Watched Us With Webcams And Rewrote Our Code!
    13:39
  6. 14.
    Lead Software Developers Better By Letting Go!
    11:16
  7. 15.
    It’s Hard To Keep A New Team Doing Continuous Delivery
    7:55
  8. 16.
    How To Stop Comparing Your Career To Other Developers
    10:47
  9. 17.
    John Cutler on Agile Skepticism and Making an Impact
    45:26
  10. 18.
    Can User Stories Make Your Software Project Late?
    6:57
  11. 19.
    We Were Hired For A Hidden Agenda
    7:49
  12. 20.
    Is Your Team Really Measuring Software Projects Correctly?
    7:55
  13. 21.
    We Designed A Software Product That Never Got Built
    10:16
  14. 22.
    Scrum Is A Motor, Agile Is The Steering Wheel
    8:57
  15. 23.
    Know When To STOP Learning And Just Write The Code!
    7:06
  16. 24.
    How Mistakes Make Us Better Developers (And People)
    18:15
  17. 25.
    I Got By On A Software Project With Help From My Friend
    7:02
  18. 26.
    Spot A Fake Agile Team In Under 7 Minutes!
    6:33
  19. 27.
    A Tale Of Software Development Culture Change - Gone Wrong!
    15:28
  20. 28.
    Iain Lowe on Estimating, Culture, and Agile Dogma
    1:10:42
  21. 29.
    Senior Developers Forget They're Really Consultants
    11:03
  22. 30.
    Scott Nimrod on Consulting and Software Craftsmanship
    1:09:31
  23. 31.
    The De-Corporatization of Jayme
    9:56
  24. 32.
    Why Do Leaders Treat Programmers Like Children?
    18:51
  25. 33.
    Healing The Rift Between Programmers And Managers
    24:19
  26. 34.
    Daily Scrum Meeting: A Status Meeting In Disguise?
    14:31
  27. 35.
    How To Really Get Promoted To Senior Developer Roles
    12:47
  28. 36.
    A Product Manager Is Actually Your Biggest Ally!
    28:43
  29. 37.
    Is Refactoring That Code Really A Good Idea?
    15:30
  30. 38.
    How To Accept Difficult Circumstances On A Software Project
    15:25
  31. 39.
    7 Common Agile Software Development Process Fails
    12:56
  32. 40.
    I Can't Stop Thinking About Programming After Work!
    8:02
  33. 41.
    Why Do Some Programmers Never Agree?
    7:52
  34. 42.
    Impact Mapping: What's The Impact Of Your Work?
    11:48
  35. 43.
    How A Business Model Canvas Helps Agile Teams
    16:35
  36. 44.
    Software Leadership Skills for Lean Software Development
    10:39
  37. 45.
    Is Your Company A Feature Factory Or A Lean Startup?
    11:10
  38. 46.
    Why Do So Many Programmers Lose Hope?
    20:26
  39. 47.
    Is Caffeine Making You Too Stressed To Be Agile?
    21:30
  40. 48.
    Why Do Others Steal The Credit For Your Ideas?
    20:08
  41. 49.
    The 5 Biggest Lies Of The Software Industry!
    12:05
  42. 50.
    Should Your Software Team Still Use Planning Poker?
    12:18

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