Here it is, the definitive list of what a developer needs to get by in their career…
That’s it, that’s all.
What can a developer do with a whiteboard?
- Map out ideas.
- Collaborate with team members.
- Reduce confusion.
- Direct conversation.
- Learn patience by watching others “drive”.
- Layout their priorities.
- Plan release cycles.
- Do something funky with sprints and iterations and boards and scrums and product managers.
- Design a user interface
- Keep the list of the best takeout places in the area
- Guide your day.
Sure I need a laptop or desktop or dual screens and keyboard or a pretty mouse and maybe even a gorgeous moleskin notebook. But ask me the first thing that I purchase in any new office and it is always the Whiteboard – large and in charge.
The best days are walking by and watching people map out their ideas as they figure out solutions to problems and come away with a clearer understanding of where they are going then before they went it.