Developers Need To Know The Business Goals

I completely agree with Jason Gorman’s statement that developers need to know the business goals for a project.

As I developer, I like to know the vision behind a project and the business purpose behind developing a feature. It helps me to focus my effort, make the right decisions and deliver the most value to the business. Most other developers I know feel the same way. It’s what motivates us – we all want to know that the work we are doing is helping the business to succeed. One of the worst things a manager can do is try to isolate or “protect” the developers from the business goals. It can result in a demotivated and disgruntled team that doesn’t share the vision the business has for the work they are doing.


3 Responses to “Developers Need To Know The Business Goals”

  1. 1 Silverlight Travel October 17, 2008 at 3:35 pm

    I am aree too. Only if you know the goals you can develop the right things.

  2. 2 Hemal Kuntawala February 1, 2009 at 1:34 pm

    How about the business knowing their own goals? 😉

  3. 3 timross February 1, 2009 at 4:35 pm

    Well, yes that helps 🙂

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