Our focus on technology can make improvement appear to be impossible.  The industry is moving at an incredible pace so keeping up is hard enough.  Thus, getting head is too much to ask.  We have found that technical improvement while staying current is not impossible.  It just requires us to keep a steady pace of improvement.

Technical Improvement Requires Steady Use

The challenge in growing our skills is to stay current in our existing skills while still learning new things.  When we are intentional about our growth, these two factors can be addressed as one.  Although incremental steps are the focus of this episode we also will need to take a big picture view.  We will look at setting up annual goals so those daily increments build on each other.

Our daily work schedule can vary in its focus.  We tend to be at the mercy of our boss or customers.  Our learning approach does not have to be the same.  In this episode, we look at how to plan out our learning and build on our skills every day.  When this approach is followed, a skillset can grow to an impressive size in a matter of a few years rather than decades.


Rob Broadhead

Rob is a founder of, and frequent contributor to, Develpreneur. This includes the Building Better Developers podcast. He is also a lifetime learner as a developer, designer, and manager of software solutions. Rob is the founder of RB Consulting and has managed to author a book about his family experiences and a few about becoming a better developer. In his free time, he stays busy raising five children (although they have grown into adults). When he has a chance to breathe, he is on the ice playing hockey to relax or working on his ballroom dance skills.

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