Jesse Watson, Software Development Manager at…

Jesse Watson, Software Development Manager at Amazon Fulfillment Technologies, explores what makes software development “hard.” One of his sources claims that over 40% of software projects fail! The insight Jesse draws from all this failure is expressed in the “One Skull Rule.” This rule states:

“The most valuable asset in the software industry is the synthesis of programming skill and deep context in the business problem domain, in one skull.”

Jesse offers three tips for developers who want to work remotely: (1) Choose a company with a policy and culture that is open to the remote option; (2) Become an expert in the business you are involved in, be social and network to make connections; (3) Realize the pros and the cons of working from home.