October 28, 2020

How to ensure/encourage knowledge dissemination across a start-up engineering team?

How to ensure/encourage knowledge dissemination across a start-up engineering team?

I'll explain with a real life example. Engineer 1 makes a function/module that performs a task and took 1 day to research and write. Engineer 2 has no idea this has happened and spends another day making a function that works in a slightly different way using the same core functionality to do a similar thing.

What methods can we use to prevent this situation/promote communication in this case?

Things I can think of are:

  • promote general communication (e.g. daily stand-ups)

  • improve documentation to allow engineers to more easily read other engineer's code

  • somehow promote similar code being stored together

IMO there's quite a few methods that could be implemented – can anyone suggest any of their insights?

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