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Rapid Development: Taming Wild Software Schedules by Steve McConnell

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Chapter 11. Motivation

Contents

11.1 Typical Developer Motivations

11.2 Using the Top Five Motivation Factors

11.3 Using Other Motivation Factors

11.4 Morale Killers

Related Topics

Peopleware: Four Dimensions of Development Speed

Teamwork: Chapter 12

Signing up: Chapter 34

Voluntary overtime: Chapter 43

Summary of goal setting: Chapter 22

OF THE FOUR AREAS OF RAPID-DEVELOPMENT leverage—people, process, product, and technology—"people" has the greatest potential to shorten software schedules across a variety of projects. Most people who work in the software industry have personally observed the enormous differences in output between average developers, mediocre developers, and genius developers. Researchers have identified performance differences on the order ...

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