Navigating Career Crossroads: Generalisation or Specialisation in Product Development

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Navigating Career Crossroads: Generalisation or Specialisation in Product Development

11 Oct, 11:50 am - 12:30 pm (Europe/Dublin) - Discovery Stage

11 Oct, 10:50 - 11:30 (UTC)

Enabling the Team
UXDX EMEA 2024

We will delve into the age-old debate about whether it is more beneficial to become a generalist, having a broad knowledge base in numerous areas, or a specialist, focusing in-depth on a particular aspect of software development.
The debate will be centered around four key questions:

1. Companies need speed - which is more efficient?
2. Which is more effective?
3. Is it easier to become an expert or learn base level in multiple areas?
4. Is it safer for your career to be a generalist versus specialist