Chapter Five. Facing Challenges

For all of us, there are times when things do not go according to plan. How we behave in the face of adversity speaks volumes about our ability to work successfully in a team environment.

In this chapter, we explore some of the issues around the behavioral patterns we often fall into when we experience challenges and some of the approaches we can take to deal with the difficult times in a more positive fashion.

Feeling the Pain

In the early stages of growth, few companies recognize the need for an explicit focus on quality assurance. Indeed, with the heady rush to develop your ideas into a product and get it out into the marketplace, most activities beyond coding and debugging are an afterthought for many organizations. ...

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