Revised Professional Development Ladder
Most software development professionals do not have career paths, per se. Most professionals’ career progressions are defined merely as series of whatever projects they worked on, not as purposeful paths designed to support steadily increasing capability.
We developed our Professional Development Ladder (PDL) to provide structured career pathing for software professionals of all kinds–developers, QA, and managers. Our PDL supports increasing competence and capability based on industry best practices. It supports technical leadership development, accelerated knowledge transfer, and defined, structured career progression for software professionals.
We are in the process of updating and revising this resource.