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April 8, 2021  

Reviewing The Results Of The 2020 Tech Lead Developer Survey

April 8, 2021

In this episode, Amy Tom talks to Matt Groves, the Senior Product Marketing Manager at Couchbase, and Brant Burnett, the Systems Architect at CenterEdge Software about the results from the 2020 Tech Lead Developer survey that was conducted by Couchbase. The survey revealed that 86% of respondents experienced challenges within their development teams. Amy, Matt, and Brant broke down the challenges, which included setting clear, measurable goals and having access to the right technology.


In this episode, Amy talks to Matt and Brant about:

  • Setting clear and measurable goals was indicated as one of the biggest challenges developer teams faced in 2020 (06:48)
  • Investing in the right tools can save you time and money. Remember that the tools aren't generally your biggest expense; the people are. Focusing on making them as productive as possible is really the best way to save money (09:10)
  • Addressing organizational technical debt is another common challenge that developer teams face (15:22)
  • Hiring increased in development teams across 2020. Last year opened the doors to remote hiring, which allows developer teams to hire the best of the best regardless of timezone (26:19)

Read more about the 2020 Tech Lead Developer Survey


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