If you work for a tech company, you’ve probably had this feeling before. Your superior asks you to complete a task and he doesn’t understand how you completed it. The thing is that many team managers are trained for business rather than the technical know-how. Here are some ways to deal with people who don’t understand code.
Explaining how your code works and what it can do is a great way to make your boss understand what you’ve done. Of course, don’t get too technical with the explanation as your superior only needs to know enough to discuss it with his superiors and business partners.
Showing your code in action is a great way to show your work to your superior. Allowing them to see your code in action will allow them to comment and critique the application and help you improve it, making your final result better and meeting expectations.
Making an epic or a board with clearly visible checkboxes and tasks is a great way to show progress. It’s not only good for your boss, it’s great for the whole team!
I recommend using ZenHub as it is a great GitHub compatible epic system.
In conclusion, explaining code is a great and eventually necessary measure that may require some getting used to.