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The "Technology Trap"
Promote "ownership," which encourages pride in workmanship.
So called "egoless programming"
is overrated -- developers don't really want to work in a "software
Identify tool or subsystem "specialists," and make training
others on their specialty a big part of their job.
Communicate a clear vision and sense of direction. Even if there
doesn't seem to be any, there must be some aspect of the task that can be highlighted as an overriding,
Avoid obsession with "demoware," which destroys team morale.
If you feel you must produce demos, appoint an "appeasement engineer" whose job it is
to isolate the rest of the team from the majority of demo distractions.
Use mentors as well as formal training. The two fill very different
needs. Training efficiently communicates broad topics to an entire group; mentoring
effectively teaches a few individuals how to actually get the job done.
Encourage broader views. Send your engineers off with the marketeers on
customer visits. Invite the analysts to your design reviews. Consider combining
"Analyst" and "Programmer" jobs into that of "Business Engineer."
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