Secret ingredients to quality software

Quality - Do you go two miles when you're only asked to go one?

Last updated by Christian Morford-Waite on 26 Feb 2021 05:05 am (7 months ago) See History

This idea is different from the above rules in that it strikes at the heart of our everyday behaviour, not just when a crisis is looming. Jesus of Nazareth said:

"And whoever compels you to go one mile, go with him two."

While not everyone chooses to agree with everything He said, it's a valid point when it came to creating a positive team environment. If you're willing to help others above and beyond the call of duty, a whole ream of benefits flow:

  • People begin to share responsibility for work that traditionally is claimed as "not my problem"
  • Others will return the favour when you really need it
  • The sense of work-place isolation disappears
  • Productivity lifts as tasks can be achieved quicker

CowsBum Figure: Going the extra mile This rule particularly applies when a person is blocked– as identified in their Daily Scrum.

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