Mike Dent (@oranjutanj)
Humanising Software Development
This picture was taken of Stockton Riverside by a rather pleasant human called Andy. He works in the software industry as do many other creative humans. The users they write software for are also complex but pleasant humans. They happen to know about technology and processes that will make those humans happy.
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- 6 lessons I’ve learned from working with Agile NinjasTLDR; Eliminate waste.Read Time ~ 5 minutes Boy has it been an odd year. A year of volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity (VUCA), and having an agile mindset has never been more important. Despite the sombre backdrop of 2020, goodContinue reading “6 lessons I’ve learned from working with Agile Ninjas”
- Why emotional intelligence is increasingly required in software developmentTLDR; Because AI can’t automate human emotion (yet).Read time ~ 7 minutes “emotional intelligence—the ability to, for instance, understand your effect on others and manage yourself accordingly—accounts for nearly 90 percent of what moves people up the ladder when IQContinue reading “Why emotional intelligence is increasingly required in software development”
- The balance of people and productTLDR; favour people. So a combination of finishing my new favourite book “The Infinite Game” by Simon Sinek, a change in career and some pretty heavy family events has led me to reflect a lot on this question. To clarify,Continue reading “The balance of people and product”
- A call to action for software companies – talk to each other!“At regular intervals, the team reflects on how to become more effective, then tunes and adjusts its behaviour accordingly” Agile Principles So states the agile principle, but considering we’re all supposed to be finding new ways of improving, it sureContinue reading “A call to action for software companies – talk to each other!”
- Should developers get involved in engaging with customers?And what we can all learn from Mort the mouse lemur Read time ~ 4 minutes. TLDR; yes, they should. After my last blog, the area that got the most attention was around whether to put our creators (be itContinue reading “Should developers get involved in engaging with customers?”
- Zero Day Blog – Five Themes in Humanising Software Development“At the risk of generalising, we are an industry of proud and noble nerds.” So this is my first blog. I want to keep them quite informal and light-hearted, so try not to take what is essentially my opinion tooContinue reading “Zero Day Blog – Five Themes in Humanising Software Development”
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