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Presentation: Fostering Software Craftsmanship in a Corporate Setting

| by Abel Avram Follow 9 Followers on Sep 30, 2008. Estimated reading time: less than one minute |

In this presentation filmed during Agile 2008, Scott Dillman talks about transforming developers into software craftsmen, people responsible for their work, continuously learning, taking pride in doing qualitative work, sharing knowledge and respecting professional standards.

Watch: Fostering Software Craftsmanship in a Corporate Setting (1h 23 min.)

Scott presents how software development is no longer an incipient skill of a young industry attempting to solve software problems, but it has become a craftsmanship. Scott defines craftsmanship through the following attributes:

  • Taking responsibility
  • Continuous learning
  • Rejecting specialization
  • Pride in quality work
  • Passing on knowledge
  • Meeting professional standards
    • Test-Driven Development
    • Continuous Integration
    • Coding Patterns and Practices

Scott continues on explaining how to proceed with turning developers into craftsmen by doing the following:

Evaluate

  • Interview
  • Survey
  • Metrics

Educate

  • Pair Programming
  • Centralized Resources
  • Educational Sessions
  • Craftsmanship Day
  • 10% Time
  • On-Team Mentoring
  • Upper Management

Measure Success

  • Continuous Evaluation
  • Performance Goals that Motivate and Educate
  • Performance Reviews

The last part of the session is reserved for answering questions.

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stops at 18th minute or so by Pavel Veller

the video rewinds to the beginning on or around 18th minute. I can't watch it any further. is it only me?

Re: stops at 18th minute or so by Olivier Gourment

the video rewinds to the beginning on or around 18th minute. I can't watch it any further. is it only me?


working for me.

Re: stops at 18th minute or so by Scott Dillman

During the presentation, I noticed that the person video taping filled his tape and had to switch to a new one. During the time he switched tapes, there is a gap missing from the presentation of a minute or two. The presentation should resume, however, after that.

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