On Momentum

On Momentum

We don’t do enough with momentum in the workplace. I tend to think of momentum in military terms. A lot about breaking down an offensive is sapping it’s momentum.

Confessions of a Middle Manager

We don’t do enough with momentum in the workplace. I tend to think of momentum in military terms. A lot about breaking down an offensive is sapping it’s momentum. We need momentum on projects because when they stop moving forward the projects tend to get bogged down and sometimes never start moving again. For you, momentum is about your career moving forward.

If you’ve ever heard the phrase “progressive experience” in a job listing, this is what momentum is about. To be considered for a position at a certain level, they want to see that you’ve actually moved through everything before. Think of it this way.

Software Developer
Senior Software Developer
Software Engineer
Senior Software Engineer
Technical Lead
Development Manager

Those are all positions I have held. The job titles may not match exactly, but those are the functional roles. A job advertising for a Senior Software Engineer also wants…

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