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16-8-2018 12:00 AM

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Full-stack development is a broadly-defined concept. Full-stack developers have a solid breadth of knowledge across a given tech stack and deeper experience in one or two particular areas. Organizations often seek full-stack developers with expertise in a specific stack layer. However, it is difficult to communicate skillset specifics between parties. This results in mismatches between developers and projects. Hence, this research introduces a metric for improving skillset communication between full-stack developers and project managers. The metric allows full-stack developers to allocate a fixed quantum of expertise points across stack layers. It forces them to distinguish their areas of expertise from areas in which they are less knowledgeable. A test was conducted to determine if the metric results in improved skillset matches. Subjects matched full-stack developers with systems development projects in a series of tests. The results indicate the metric results in better skillset matches than resumes alone.

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Aug 16th, 12:00 AM

Development of a Metric for Assessing Full-Stack Developers’ Expertise

Full-stack development is a broadly-defined concept. Full-stack developers have a solid breadth of knowledge across a given tech stack and deeper experience in one or two particular areas. Organizations often seek full-stack developers with expertise in a specific stack layer. However, it is difficult to communicate skillset specifics between parties. This results in mismatches between developers and projects. Hence, this research introduces a metric for improving skillset communication between full-stack developers and project managers. The metric allows full-stack developers to allocate a fixed quantum of expertise points across stack layers. It forces them to distinguish their areas of expertise from areas in which they are less knowledgeable. A test was conducted to determine if the metric results in improved skillset matches. Subjects matched full-stack developers with systems development projects in a series of tests. The results indicate the metric results in better skillset matches than resumes alone.