Articles by Vadim Kravcenko
- Asking Questions the Right Way
In software engineering, asking the right questions is vital for project success. This process requires knowledge of the technical issues at hand, understanding of project dynamics, and the ability to navigate them. Before posing a question, conduct thorough research and break down of the problem, and don't limit your vision with preconceived solutions. Asking “stupid” questions is necessary to foster a learning environment. Recognizing the right person to address a query and the appropriate medium to use, based on the query nature, is crucial. In digital communication, be direct and respectful of the respondent’s time. You can also get clearer responses with careful formulation of a question, possibly using the rubber duck method. Finally, share your newfound knowledge with your team or community, to benefit others and reinforcing their understanding.