Good engineering - between business focus and technical excellence

We, developers, are very often making a mistake and focus not on the things that are important to our stakeholders. We can go too far into the technical side of things, invest a lot of time in learning new things like languages or libraries, but can also endlessly refactor our code. The problem is, that very often such actions bring no value to the business.

Likewise, we are also quite often making a different mistake and focus on the business side too much. We’ll be always following what our product owners or managers tell us to do, neglecting, for example, a need for any amount of design. In the end, we get a big ball of mud that nobody sane is willing to touch.

I’d like to discuss if what we, craft community, are proposing is of any good, are there things we should do more, change, add something or maybe abandon? I’ll present a few of my thoughts, but would like to also hear from others if they think in a similar way or, especially then, if they disagree and have other ideas.

Date
2019-06-03
Time
19:00 - 22:00
Conference / Event
Munich Software Craft Community June 2019
Venue
ConSol Consulting & Solutions Software GmbH, St.-Cajetan-Straße 43, München

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