Overengineering code - how to tell engineer to be more efficient?
I have this engineer who massively over-engineers everything he’s assigned to.
Something his boss estimated for 1 hour could take him 3 days. He’s very sharp very experienced (15+ yoe), but he codes a 3-br townhouse when his boss asks for a cat litter box.
He doesn’t report directly to me but I manage their project. I’m going to have a 1:1 with him and informally micromanage his productivity daily.
Any advice for me?
For context, both his director and his VP (both used to code) have told him that he needs to cut to the chase and start closing tickets. But he talks back to them and is slow to show change. I’m a mere project manager.