[ I wrote the post below on LinkedIn, as a reaction to something I read which annoyed me. One person whose opinion I respect liked it, so I thought I’d share it here. I don’t understand where old LinkedIn posts go and you never know when you might need a positive thought. ]
I’m always surprised how many people believe software development is about turning what they think someone wants into code, when the really hard part is understanding what they will turn out to have really needed, at the end.
OK, coding is hard too; so don’t waste effort writing the wrong thing. The answer is not a better specification, a more demanding project manager or more people. The answer is to embrace your human limitations and think small. Be lean and agile. Work as a team. Go back for the wounded. Be a human.