Impact Scoring Card - Lead Developer

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Mission

  • To understand customer's needs and help the customer state them in a clear, understandable form.
  • To design systems that satisfies customer's needs.
  • To guide your development team to implement those systems.
  • To promote our procedures and standards and to find new opportunities to improve them.
  • To teach by example and words, showing the value of excellence.
  • To value collaboration and critiques as the building blocks for trust with colleagues and customers.
  • To value continuous improvement, seek out opportunities to learn and live by the principles of the Agile manifesto.
  • To contribute to the company's technical culture, sharing your mastery with others.

Values

  • Passion
  • Discipline
  • Teamwork

Awesomeness horizon

If you score three times in a row over 2.5 you may get a career advancement.

Attitude

Leadership

You are an organizational model for you colleagues. You live by best practices and require and help others to meet your high standards. You do your best to lead by consensus, listening to your team, but you always remember they look at you as a guide. You protect your team and remove obstacles but keep them committed and fit to create value.

  • A++
  • A+
  • A
  • B
  • C
  • X

Decisiveness

You take promptly decisions, even on partial data, perceiving the overall impacts on people, schedule and deliverables. You face challenges proactively, not waiting for others to solve problems for you. You handle difficult situations without losing your mind and help others enduring them.

  • A++
  • A+
  • A
  • B
  • C
  • X

Teamwork

You share your goals with your mates and work with them, never playing the hero or being a team of one. You speak your voice clearly, even when it's difficult, without holding relevant information for fear or stubbornness. When being frank makes you uncomfortable, you still strive to be polite and cheerful so you can make your point.

  • A++
  • A+
  • A
  • B
  • C
  • X

Self-organization

Your own schedule and workload balance is your responsibility. You have clear what's expected to you each iteration (week, sprint, milestone) and step up to discuss conflicting priorities and possible bottlenecks with the management.

  • A++
  • A+
  • A
  • B
  • C
  • X

Lucidity

You have clear what's expected from you and what you have to do to match the expectation. When you feel like you lost your goals, you speak up and do your best to have them clear.

  • A++
  • A+
  • A
  • B
  • C
  • X

Strong opinions, lightly held

You speak your mind and sustain your ideas with words and facts, but you are open to criticism and listen with open ears.

  • A++
  • A+
  • A
  • B
  • C
  • X

Business impacts

  • You clearly identify the value behind a requirement and orient your work towards the delivery of that value, in accordance with our technical and human standards.
  • A++
  • A+
  • A
  • B
  • C
  • X
  • You lead the creation of high-quality software, on time and in budget.
  • A++
  • A+
  • A
  • B
  • C
  • X
  • You define the architecture of solutions that fulfill business goals, matching our high quality standards.
  • A++
  • A+
  • A
  • B
  • C
  • X
  • You help your team define implementative details of solutions that fulfill business goals, matching our high quality standards.
  • A++
  • A+
  • A
  • B
  • C
  • X
  • You sustain the growth of your younger colleagues, promoting the values of delivery quality and human relations both inside and outside the company.
  • A++
  • A+
  • A
  • B
  • C
  • X
  • You help your team substantially improve internal projects, leading joint effort and/or directly contributing work as necessary.
  • A++
  • A+
  • A
  • B
  • C
  • X
  • You shape new technologies, practices, tools and knowledge, even when you work on customer projects, in accordance with the direction set by the CTO.
  • A++
  • A+
  • A
  • B
  • C
  • X

Contributions

  • You actively contribute and/or make sure your team members contribute to Sparkfabrik's internal projects or media, spending effort to backport innovations, keep them up to date or generating content on our channels and on this playbook.
  • A++
  • A+
  • A
  • B
  • C
  • X
  • You coordinate, when required by Sales and Communication, the production of a case study on the projects you lead.
  • A++
  • A+
  • A
  • B
  • C
  • X
  • You help promoting our brand, from paying attention to your professional social media presence to participating (better if as a speaker) to relevant conferences.
  • A++
  • A+
  • A
  • B
  • C
  • X
  • You deliver and/or make sure your team members deliver contributions (bug fixes, documentation, translations) to community projects, leading joint effort and/or directly contributing work as necessary.
  • A++
  • A+
  • A
  • B
  • C
  • X

Impact scoring values

  • A++: Over the top amazingness. You do, teach and lead. When people think of this skill, they think of you. Even in Sparkfabrik, where people are expected to excel, such a score will be rare. You can aim here but are not expected to, probably this reflects an aspect of your personality or a natural talent.
  • A+: You do more than your mates expect, even considering we have demandingly high standards.
  • A: You totally do what's expected, matching our high standards. Undeniably positive impact.
  • B: Good performance but with improvement headroom. When you have to set your quarterly or yearly professional goal, here is where to put your energy first.
  • C: This falls way behind our expectations and you need to improve significantly in this area. Such a score will inevitably set a goal for you for the next quarter, when this is expected to have become a B. Scoring the same C over and over is not acceptable.
  • X: Not applicable.
Last updated on 14 Sep 2020