Jaime Lopez is a developer relations manager working at Jack Henry and Associates where his focusses on developing open banking API’s. He is also the co-host of the more than just code podcast.
Jaime will be joining me on the Engineering Leader this week to discuss how to build great engineering teams.
In this moment Jaime reflect on the importance of truly understanding "why" a solution to a problem is needed in order to make sure that you build the right thing!
Well if Google does that maybe we should do that too!Unknown:
Imagine if you're an engineering team and they come to you and say you know, I need to transport people really quickly from you know, one coast to the other coast of the country. And if you ask no other questions, you might build a complete brilliant Ferrari it just you know, it will go a couple 100 miles per hour whatever that is, and kilometres your kilometre, which may vary. And then you'll be really excited you spend all this money and you built this this beautiful Candy Apple, red Ferrari and you show it to the business person, they say, wow, yeah, so that can move. You know, people really fast to two miles an hour. But you know, I've got 75 people to move. How long will it take, as your two seater Ferrari goes back and forth across the coasts, it will take way too long and they get very upset. Whereas head you realise that when they say we need to move people from A to Zed very quickly, if you would ask, well, what's the quantity and scale of people that said 75, you would have made a bus that drives you know, 60 miles an hour's tops, but will fit 75 to 100 people and just slowly but surely get across the country in a much quicker time than the Ferrari shuttling back and forth as high performance as it was.Steve Westgarth:
Meet Jaime Lopez, a developer relations manager working with Jack Henry Associates, and also a co host on the more than just code podcast. Jaime will be joining me on the engineering leader this week to discuss how to build great engineering teams. In the meantime, remember, you also write bad code. If you disagree, you may as well switch off My name is Steve Westgarth and this is the engineering leader