Chapter 20. Action Planning for Software Engineers

A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.

—Lao-tzu

While much of the work of creating a software engineering culture falls to the first-line manager, every member of a software group is responsible for contributing to the growth of the culture. This contribution comes from personal behaviors that lead to ever-increasing quality in each individual’s work products, as well as to effective team interactions on both project work and improvement activities. Below are ten actions all software practitioners should consider taking when they go back to work. As with the suggestions for managers, you cannot expect to do all these things at once, so pick out the most worthwhile and ...

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