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Soft Skills: The software developer's life manual by John Z. Sonmez

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Chapter 29. Steps 1–6: Do these once

For the first 6 steps of the 10-step process, you’ll focus on doing enough research upfront to make sure that you know exactly what you’re attempting to learn and how you’ll know you’re done. You’ll also pick out the best resources to help you achieve your goal and charting out a plan to get there.

These first six steps will only be done once for each topic that you want to learn about. Steps 7–10 will be repeated for each module you create in the learning plan you’ll put together in step 5. Even though you’ll only go through steps 1–6 once, they’re some of the most important steps, because they’ll set you up for future success or failure. During these six steps, you’ll do all the prep work you need to prepare ...

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