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The Software Craftsman: Professionalism, Pragmatism, Pride by Sandro Mancuso

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12. The Cost of Low Morale

Low morale can be one of the main reasons for a software project to fail. Low morale could bring a whole company to a halt. In this chapter we will discuss the cost of low morale and how it can be harmful to projects and companies. We will end the chapter describing how software craftsmen can be helpful for injecting some passion into a team of unmotivated individuals.

From this chapter onward, I will assume that the process used by you and your team is based on a combination of Agile processes and disciplines. By Agile process, I mean that you work in a cross-functional team, have a quick daily catch-up with all team members to discuss what you are doing and how things are going, work in short iterations, and are empowered ...

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