Software Development Best Practices Blog

Relationships Rule

Getting better in software development requires change and change is hard and change is unpleasant. Most of all, it doesn’t seem like we actually change. We talk about change, we start change initiatives, they pay people to teach us new ways, we may even read books, but at the end of the day we seem to be unchanged (except a bit poorer). Do we need to change the way they go about making changes? I started addressing this question in my earlier post called

  1. Posted on July 22, 2009 8:36:AM by Earl Beede to Practicing Earl
  2. Technique, humor, change, Management

Logic Loses

I have recently read a book called “Change or Die” by Alan Deutschman that has some good insights on how people change deeply held behavior. I like to share some thoughts inspired from (and some outright lifted from) the book. We spend a lot of time talking about change. We want to become more agile or we want to improve quality or time-to-market. Each one of us has...

  1. Posted on July 8, 2009 9:21:AM by Earl Beede to Practicing Earl
  2. Technique, humor, change, Management