Erik Dietrich, founder of DaedTech LLC, is a programmer, architect, IT management consultant, blogger, and technologist. Over the years, he has worked with many software teams from all angles. He has been a team member, a team lead, an architect, a line manager, an executive, a coach and a consultant. Having worked with dozens of organizations, he is an expert on balancing standards to increase development team efficiency, while not stifling creativity and autonomy.
In a whitepaper I wrote recently, I talked about two hypothetical organizations. I used them to offer a study in hyperbolic contrast. The first had a team of five developers, none of whom used the same development practices. In fact, one of whom used a completely different programming language. They tracked defects using email, and […]