Monday, 8 September 2014

Wednesday, 28 May 2014

The Peter Principle

At some point most software developers have to make a decision in their career. Do they move into a managerial role or do they continue as a software developer. This blog is dedicated to those who have chosen the managerial route.

The Peter Principle is named after  Laurence J. Peter who wrote a book in 1969 in which he suggests that people will always get promoted to level in which they are incompetent. The Principle states that you will get promoted based on your ability to do your current job and not on any assessment of how you would do your next role. Let's face it, this is especially true in the IT industry. How many strong developers have been promoted into a role out of their depth because they were technically strong?

This blog is about how a software developer can grown in to be a great leader thus avoiding the Peter Principle.