Questions related to excelling at one's current job, particularly if it could be the subject of a performance review.

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How to write “SMART” Objectives as an agile developer?

Like many corporations the company I work for is transitioning to a performance review system based on SMART objectives. My team is a high functioning agile development team employing practices from ...
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Establish/meet deadlines when I am constantly working with unfamiliar platforms and frameworks [on hold]

I work for a product development organization that is in online advertising. The assignments I receive are almost always on platforms or tools that I have never worked on before. At first it was ...
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Using continuous build results as part of performance review metrics? [on hold]

My boss is planning to use the metrics from our continuous build (builds and runs tests on every commit) as part of our performance reviews (in our 'quality' metric). This seems like a REALLY bad idea ...
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How important is it for programmers to look and behave smart? [closed]

I know that looking and dressing good is of vast importance in fields like sales, marketing, and human resources. But is it really important for developers, even when they aren't directly contacting ...
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Are SMART goals useful for programmers? [on hold]

Several organisations I know use SMART goals for their programmers. SMART is an acronym for Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant and Time-Bound. They are fairly common in large corporations. ...