What makes software engineers authentically productive?

What can we learn about performance in engineering teams from those who really studied it.

Three important factors

Does quality actually take more time?

So what really mattered?

Is the environment key?

The results?

A modern interpretation



Structure and Clarity


Psychological safety

My own research

“If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up the men and women to gather wood, divide the work, and give orders. Instead, teach them to yearn for the vast and endless sea.” — Antoine de Saint-Exupery



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Brad Dunn

Brad Dunn

Product Management Executive 🖥 Writer 📚 Tea nerd 🍵 Machine Learning Enthusiast 🤖