Posts filed under: Software Company Culture

Software Company Culture

Software company culture is the missing ingredient from many software development teams that focus too much on technology or agile practices!

Culture is how people work together to produce winning products. People are harder to control than technology, and putting everyone under tight chains of process actually inhibits their creativity and problem solving.

The culture on a team, or at a company, can encompass a variety of aspects. The history of the company, successes and setbacks, and the attitudes and values of the staff will impact how you need to communicate to inspire.


How Agile Teams Grow Toxic! Ep. 4 Commitments

Does it ever feel like you'd get so much more done if it weren't for how much work people have you do to make commitments?...

3 Embarrassing Stories From My Software Development Career

With all the challenges in the software industry with languages, frameworks, and processes... It's easy to forget we're human....

I Quit My Software Project To Get Healthy!

Have you ever had to quit a good software project...because you figured out you weren't going to be successful in your role?...

They Watched Us With Webcams And Rewrote Our Code!

One of the most frustrating software projects I've been on involved webcam spying and having our code rewritten....

Healthy Developer Interview #1 | Scott Nimrod on Consulting and Software Craftsmanship

In this interview, Scott and I discuss dynamics between consultants and hiring managers, career growth, and the direction of the industry....

5 Signs Your Software Business Is Led By Amateurs!

Get the feeling the people running your software business don't know what they're doing? 5 signs your software business is led by amateurs!...

Overcome Attachment: Discover Lean Software Development

Today I'd like to offer some strategies to overcome attachment so you can get others to use agile and lean software development methods....

How Failure Produces BETTER Software Projects!

Today I'd like to talk about how learning of a team failure produces better software when you plan to exploit this ability....

What MEN Need To Know About Software Developer BRO CULTURE!

I'd like to offer some insights and opinions that might help men make smarter decisions about whether we engage in software developer bro culture....

The Journey To Cross Functional Development Teams

Today I'd like to talk about the journey to cross functional development teams and some of the considerations on your way to integration....

Why Software Development Change Initiatives FAIL!

Are you asking people to change the way some aspect of software development is done? Find out why software development change initiatives fail too often....
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