Things I’ve learnt lead to badness…

    Some of these I’ve done.. some I’ve just seen.. but they are all now things I watch for…

  1. Never talking to someone who is going to physically use your solution…
  2. Not having acceptance tests…
  3. Showing up for your new job and being handed a few binders worth of the design that someone who has already quit did…
  4. Working at the same job for so long that it makes you think about becoming an electrician…
  5. Not practicing TDD…
  6. Having only half a team that understands DDD but trying to do it anyway…
  7. Not listening to your gut for a hiring decision…
  8. Writing integration tests to do the job of acceptance tests...
  9. 3 BAs for 10 developers..
  10. 2 QA people for 10 developers…
  11. Not understanding your audience…
  12. Listening too much to others…
  13. Too much reading.. not enough doing…
  14. Thinking that you know everything…
  15. Believing that you know nothing…

I could keep going but this seems like a good enough place to stop for my upcoming rant…

posted @ Sunday, October 04, 2009 11:05 PM

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