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A super team outperforms the loose group of superheroes

It’s clear to me that building a super team is more important than expecting to hire (or create) lone superheroes. A highly effective team can produce amazing output from mere mortals. I certainly have nothing against working to improve each individual. It IS important. To me, it just doesn’t make sense to do it at the expense of building a team. My e...

No Developer Left Behind

The Anti-pattern My last few workplaces have sacrificed building a team for "individual responsibility". My experience is that it is just another name for "cowboy coder". Granted, it is possible that it just wasn’t implemented correctly. I have certainly seen my share of mismanaged "agile" adoptions. But, all I have is my experience, because neither o...

Code reviews are not enough

It's clear to me that code reviews are not enough. They give you a false sense of confidence. It is just enough to make you feel like you don't need something else. The missing links are context and engagement. The best clarification I can think of for this comes from Scrum. They use the (unfortunate) example of hens vs. pigs. When it comes to break...