Human, nontechnical issues routinely make and break billions of dollars worth of software projects. They also have a huge impact on the happiness or misery of software professionals. Why is it, then, that so little is said about them?
TechHumans.com is a nontechnical blog for technical people. We discuss maximizing project success and team happiness by:
- exploiting individual diversity rather than treating developers as interchangeable parts
- cultivating a sense of shared purpose so that a team *feels* like a team
- encouraging developers to share expertise with each other and creating an environment of collaboration, not competition
- making the workplace a place people look forward to being every day
- getting to know colleagues better
- supporting efforts to better learn the craft
- ensuring that people feel valued, respected, and safe
This blog is primarily for developers, but managers, executives, and others are welcome too.
If you have any ideas, suggestions, or would like to help out, feel free to email me, or join the Tech Humans Google group at https://groups.google.com/d/forum/techhumans and post there.
I expect we’ll be posting articles, audio interviews, and videos. Our goal is to be entertaining and engaging in addition to being informative. Sometimes the best medium to accomplish this is story telling. If you have a story you’d like to share about the dramatic effect of human issues on a project or in an organization, we’d like to know about it.
Check out our podcasts here.
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