8 Ways to Become a More Productive IT Developer!

IT Developer

Everyone complains about how hard it is to keep up with the pace of their work, which means more and more people are complaining about having too much work. If you want a break from the monotony, here are some ways that can help you become more productive as an IT developer.

1) Continuous Professional Development

Continuous Professional Development is the process of revising your skills and knowledge. In other words, you develop yourself all the time. This can be done by taking classes, practicing skills, regularly such as programming in JavaScript, and reading books and articles. It also involves lots of one-on-one interaction with experts, peers, and managers to question and improve your knowledge.

2) Work on Some “Me-Time”

There is no way any professional IT developer can avoid the demands of real life; however, we should make an effort to carve out some downtime where we can read, write, or just think about our career choice.

3) Make a List of Your Weaknesses

This is the most difficult step toward becoming a more productive IT developer. Most people will just ignore this task and keep on going with their work, but as long as you don’t work on it, there is no way for you to become effective at your job.

4) Get the Right Tools

Using the right tools for your job is always a good investment. It can help you achieve your goals in a shorter amount of time and leave you with more time to enjoy with your family, friends, and hobbies. This is why many IT developers learn how to use the right tools while they are still in school.

5) Get Rid of Distractions

There are too many sources that can distract you from getting work done (phones ringing, people coming into your office, social media sites), so we need to get rid of those distractions all at once. This is absolutely necessary if you want to become more productive as an IT developer.

6) Make Your Quality Count

Doing your job with excellence should be your number one goal. If you can’t do it right the first time, then how do you expect to be a sought-after IT developer? It takes a lot of practice to achieve perfection, but it’s not an impossible task. 

7) Start Prioritizing Your Tasks Early on and Stick to It

The most important part of becoming more productive is doing what’s necessary and important first. You can’t expect to finish your day if you don’t know what’s important and what’s not. That’s why defining your tasks in writing will help you stick to your schedule.

8) Define Your Ideal Job Position

This is another great way for you to find out what the best job position for you is. While developing your career path, you should always study the job market and its trends.

Of course, there are thousands of other ways for you to become more productive as an IT developer, but you have to do it on your own. It’s not easy at all because you will have to take some risks and, at times, even sacrifice your comfort. However, results are guaranteed. All it takes is commitment from both the employer and the employee.

IT Developer article and permission to publish here provided by Carol Trehearn. Originally written for Supply Chain Game Changer and published on August 31, 2022.