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A Tale Of Software Development Culture Change – Gone Wrong!

A Tale Of Software Development Culture Change Gone Wrong

Let me tell you a story about one of the weirder software projects I've been on - and how trying to change the culture went wrong.

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Let me tell you a story about one of the weirder software projects I’ve been on – and how trying to change the culture went wrong.

Early in my programming career I had a taste of some successful projects at a Fortune 500, and I focused entirely on technology and basically had *no* soft skills.

So coming into a small company that wanted to grow their technology business seemed like it would be “easy”.

Little did I know how simple decisions about the relationships I made (and didn’t make) would lead to disaster.

There were also things outside my control, and those always seem present on every project to this day.

Whether you want to help a team be “more agile”, maybe try and achieve DevOps, or just use the latest Javascript framework – I hope this short story helps you avoid culture problems if you ever want to change your software development team.

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