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Software Teamwork: Taking Ownership for Success by Jim Brosseau

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Chapter Six. Proactive Effectiveness

Knowing our own skills and limitations, being reasonably organized, and following our tasks through to completion make us more effective. These are also all attributes that we can consciously improve with effort.

In this chapter, we look at the power of introspection to help us understand who we are and to help prioritize our improvement journey and explore some of these very learnable skills.

Know Thyself

There is an adage out there that is so pervasive it is difficult to find the source: You cannot manage what you do not measure.

In the software industry, where almost everything at the product level is new, a lot of uncertainty is associated with how long it will take to get things done. Because this uncertainty ...

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