Software Development: a Source of Frustration?

Software Development: a Source of Frustration?


Are you a Lead Developer? Or a Product Owner? Or a Business Owner? If so, I have question for you: Is your software development function a well oiled machine? Or is it… ever so slightly… Dysfunctional? Hi. My name is Gary Straughan. I’ve been lucky enough to work with the software
development teams of some amazing companies But too often I found that the software development
process was… … Broken 🙁 Chief among the causes: Building things that somehow… miss the mark Building the right things… But taking too long about it. If either – or both – of these things are
true of software development in your organisation, You won’t need me to tell you that it’s incredibly frustrating. Not just for you, but for everyone involved. It’s time to change the record. I don’t pretend to have all the answers But there are a couple of key themes Do the thing RIGHT Do the right THING Doing the thing right is about helping the
entire team Developers, Lead Developer, Product Owner,
and Business Owner To pull in the same direction so that the whole software development process
is aligned. Aligned around what? aligned around doing the right thing! Creating software that is useful Creating software that fulfils a real customer
need Creating software that is profitable That’s what ‘Development that Pays’ is all
about. Every week – in 5 minutes or less – We’ll dive into some aspect of software development Not the technicalities of writing code, But the practicalities of what it takes for teams to create profitable software. If you’ve ever wondered how things are done
at Sainsbury’s The Economist or BBC Worldwide you won’t want to miss an episode. Click the big red button And I’ll get a new episode to you every Wednesday. Already in the pipeline are episodes on – Recruiting
– Training – Software Testing
– Some gentle Finance – even a spot of Agile All designed to help you and your team to do the right THING and to do the thing RIGHT Click the big red button and I look forward to seeing you on the other
side.

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