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

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13. Culture of Learning

No change can be made effectively if the people involved are not motivated or don’t really care about their jobs. Over and over again I’ve seen managers trying to define strategies to make the organizations more efficient. And there they would go, with their PowerPoint presentations, telling everyone how great that change would be. They would also say, with a big smile, what everyone had to do to comply with the new policy. “From now on, developers must do Test-Driven Development [TDD]. Delivery teams must do Agile. Everyone is now expected to follow our new process.” Developers would just ask themselves: “What does she know about writing code? Could she sit down and pair with us? Does she understand the details well enough ...

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