According to StackOverflow’s 2016 Developer Survey, participating in a mentorship program is more highly correlated with job salary than a PhD, and devs value learning new things over other job motivators like building new things, believing in the company mission, and promotions.
Good mentors can help manage most of the top challenges developers face on the job, including:
- Unrealistic Expectations (by understanding when and how to push back & manage expectations when the management process is faulty)
- Poor Documentation
- Inefficient Development Processes
- Fragile Code Base
Senior mentors play an indispensable role on development teams. But it’s hard to find true, qualified senior developers with the experience to guide a team well.
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