In any software project, tasks and risks fall into one of three categories:In the classic read ‘Rapid Development’, author Steve McConnell talks about the needs of software developers, comparing them with the needs of their managers that are so often projected onto their developers.

What do you think it is that developers value the most?

Achievement and opportunity for growth rank as the top two motivators. Responsibility, which ranks the highest for managers, is regarded much lower for developers.

If you are looking for top developers then this is important: do you offer an environment in which developers can feel a strong sense of achievement, growth and opportunity to rise to technical challenges?

If not – as is the case for a lot of companies not traditionally developing software – then perhaps you should consider working with a partner like Symbiotech who specialises in building this kind of dynamic environment.

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