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A working day as a software developer and CTO at the Logistikbude

Jan Möller
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The alarm goes off. The eyes open loooooooong. Take a shower, get dressed and have breakfast. What is still missing? tea or coffee! fan noise. Start the computers - the day can begin. Now, emails are checked first in Outlook and development environments and communication channels, such as teams, are opened.

Right at the start, we check whether system errors or discrepancies have occurred in the software overnight. Has a customer received any critical error messages?

Should this ever be the case, these problems will be solved immediately.

In our dual role as software developer and CTO, we attach particular importance to agile working methods. In a daily “Daily”, there is a brief vote within the founding team on which topics are pending today in the various core areas.

Which tasks have priority today?

If it is a Monday or Friday, the standard dates “Planning” or “Strategy” are also added.

After all appointments have been completed, we slow down the day with a second hot drink, a small tradition with us developers. Now is socializing time to talk about the weekend or to think about what you can do in the next team meeting. “Maybe laser tag? ”

We then review the current development tasks.

Have new issues (=developer tasks) been added? Have existing issues been added? Where can we support each other? This is followed by typical work steps, such as code reviews, merge processes and deployment.

... development time...

We always cook during the lunch break (if it's a home office day). We can't yet say for sure whether this is typical for developers or CTOs, but so far this has proven to be the rule.

After the lunch break, customer requests are taken into account. In concrete terms, this means that we are informed about customer requirements in direct contact with customers or through sales. Here we coordinate between what the customer wants and what the customer needs. We then decide whether it fits into our product. Once we've set up this plan, we can translate it into work assignments to estimate the effort and time.

... development time...

Once regular appointments, discrepancies, customer requests and the like have been settled, it's time for us and our computer to “close the day”. Charge the batteries and round off the working day either in the home office or briefly in the office with the employees.