First things first, I’d like to state a clear intention: I am not trying to post a rant, I just want to know if I am suffering some kind of mobbing. Thank you for your understanding beforehand.
I’ve been working as a software developer for a company since 3 years ago. I think it’s safe to say I am a quite respected developer as long as many people comes to me to search for advice, maybe because I gave some trainings about complex areas and solved a few tough developments.
In May, the company placed a new colleague above us. (It might be important to say that it is the first time that this colleague has a management-related role.) Apart from that, a new Product Owner (new in the company) took over.
We’re supposed to work under Scrum Agile Method, but:
- I’ve been working in just writing business specifications for almost two months.
- Didn’t write a line of code in two months, being my job software developer.
- My manager assigned me a huge task two months ago, but another manager is constantly telling me to do the opposite. If manager A tells me ‘do this’, manager ‘B’ will say ‘do that different thing’. (Both managers are new in that job description, if it helps.). Thus, this huge task is a never ending one, so today he come over my desk and have a chat with me, suggesting I was not working properly/I was lazy.
- I am constantly working on business-related stuff instead of development. (i.e: “let’s brainstorm about how can we force users to do this thing related to business.”)
- I am starting to be worried about my coding skills getting lost. I am practicing at home in order to avoid this, but it feels like I am some kind of analyst instead of developer. I spend 5 hours in meetings some days.
- We are always starting new tasks instead of finishing that ones close to an end. As far as I know, Agile Development is actually the contrary way around.
I am starting to believe that my effort is on doubt, which is quite sad for me as long as I am trying my best in a Product Owner-like job which is not mine, nor am I an expert on it. The following sentence is not objective, but it seems like I have to be a one-man team sometimes. (Is this normal?)
I’ve got a one-to-one meeting with my manager on Wednesday, and I don’t know if it’s recommendable to say this.
Anyone with experience in similar situations?
I’ve been trying to be as objective as I could, but please let me know if I didn’t and I’ll happily edit the question.
Thanks a lot.