Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Software Development: Doing It Scared | Our Blog | Box UK

In software, we are often faced with things that can seem intimidating. We may be assigned a project that we know nothing about. We may have to use a new tool or environment. We may be working with people who can seem intimidating. The natural temptation is to retreat to a place of safety, but that won’t get the job done. So how can we, as software developers, overcome the instinct to cower when projects seem daunting? I’ll go over a few things that have worked for me under these circumstances; your mileage may vary

This is an absolutely fantastic post outlining how to get your lazy self (hey, I'm including myself here) outside your comfort zone. When I first started working with Grails I tweeted something like, "I have no idea what I'm doing and it's a great feeling," and this blog posts captures that same sentiment in a more practical way. I really love the "do it scared" mantra. Words we developers should live by more often than we do.

1 comment:

kyliewilson76 said...

I agree organizing systematically (ie, creating a process in place) is the most essential step. However, its easier said than done. Thats one area where its wise for small business to invest money on professional project management certifications like agile scrum certification courses.