…ou to solve. But trust me, that doesn’t mean problems don’t exist outside of user stories and bugs. A problem doesn’t mean something is broken. Sometimes it is just a matter of making an existing system, process, or service more efficient and effective.
Keeping up with technologies is a full-time job. It is! So find a way to convince your company and managers that you are good at doing that. Remember that you need to free up a lot of time on your schedule to do that. This means not doing all the work but getting better at delegating. It also means giving more conservative estimates about your deliveries and deadlines. This can be tough to do. Especially when you made the mistake of establishing yourself as the person who can get things done — no matter what.
…00 GBP investment. Even before they wrote their first line of code or got access to the repository. Every engineer staying at your company is a worth-while investment. Making sure you help find your company ways to keep people is a big plus for you.
… already available to you — or you have to invent one to do that. In any case, your first job is to become visible to your company as someone who cares and wants things to change. This means partnering with HR, Hiring and PR. It also means selling yourself to management as someone ready to change things around.