Tech work is messed up…and we can fix it

Kathy Sierra tweeted: “The big Q: how much does the *perception* of working in tech need to change, and how much does the *reality* need to change?”

I’m focusing my career on the belief that tech work is *really* messed up and that it doesn’t have to be. If a team I coach gets more productive but doesn’t get happier, I haven’t done my job. The big win with agile/lean/TOC is that they align work with how humans actually function: limited attention span, need for community, continuous learning and limited ability to predict the future, need for frequent positive reinforncement.

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Richard Lawrence

Is co-owner of Agile For All. He trains and coaches teams and organizations to become happier and more productive. He draws on a diverse background in software development, engineering, anthropology, and political science. Richard is a Scrum Alliance Certified Enterprise Coach and Certified Scrum Trainer, as well as a certified trainer of the accelerated learning method, Training from the Back of the Room.

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