A very catchy title for the first article on this blog, but I am sure you have not heard this term in a software development context. In the following paragraphs, I will try to explain what I mean and how you can avoid falling into this unpleasant situation. In short, “hot potato syndrome” is а specific type of interaction during burnout (or highly stressful situations leading to burnout). It occurs mainly with inexperienced software developers under stress, and it is detrimental to their performance. The main roles in such situations are (but not limited to) a software developer and a QA. The…