Misc

  • High school teaching resources: External hard disk: 2014-04-01_Backup_201105_ClaresStuff_backup_Teaching
  • There’s also a lot of useful teaching content in the Workshops section of this site.
  • Anki is a fantastic tool to help people use spaced memory repetition to remember new ideas and concepts.

Docs and Blog Posts

Training Programmes

Skills Matrices

  • Skills Matrix is a thing you can use to track engineers’ existing skills. This is an example of a matrix that you can ask your engineers to fill in, then you can review it with them on a regular basis to track progress.
    • There is a presentation here which is used to introduce the skills matrix and how to use it.
    • Note that the skills matrix references a powerpoint presentation, “Practices - Categories.pptx”, which lists all the skills and explains what the scores represent, and is available here.
    • Here is another version used for tech leads, and here is the accompanying presentation explaining all the skills and scores
    • Note that the skills and technologies listed here were specific to a particular team and a particular project - you will want to add/remove items to suit your own needs.
      • (For Clare only) There are other versions (created for different purposes) available at OneDrive\TW-Stuff\Clients\[Samba]\Development Programmes\Final
      • (For Clare only) - the above drive location also contains a doc, Summary Overall.docx, which contains copies of introductory emails sent out with the skills matrix.
    • Note also that this version uses a spider diagram, but actually spider diagrams (aka radar charts) are not a good way of presenting information. This article explains why. Incidentallly, this is also a good read on data visualisation - in this case arguing against using pie charts.
  • Here is an example of a spreadsheet listing competencies required by a BA (Business Analyst)
    • (For Clare only) There is more info on BA roles and competencies at OneDrive\TW-Stuff\Clients\[Samba]\Development Programmes.

skills matrix