I was searching in my bookmarks when I stumbled upon gold.
Programmer competency matrix
Introducing Sijin Joseph’s programmer competency matrix. This matrix describes four levels of programming skills. It tremendously helps me to assess my current level, to easily see the next level, and how to achieve it. A few remarks:
- Outdated technologies: CVS and SVN version control systems have been replaced with GIT.
- Centered on ‘hard skills’; no mentioning of soft-skills, teamwork, etc.
- Agile skills could also be measured, but there is no mentioning of that (linked to outdated).
IMHO life is about practising, learning, growing and trusting the process in a continuous fashion in order to raise my personal standards. Whichever standard it is, it is something I can measure and grow towards.
European e-Competence Framework
Image: 30 ICT professional role profiles (European model)
Other IT competency frameworks
This blogpost features two frameworks, I know there are several frameworks out there. I use these frameworks to grow to the next level.
Ask yourself: what is the level I am currently playing at? On what level do I hold myself accountable for? Go and do the work 💪.