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Keynote: Think For Yourself

Mary Poppendieck

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Have you ever worked on software that disappointed customers? That created problems when it was used? That was never used? Success has many parents, but failure is always an orphan.

It’s time for developers to take responsibility, along with their teammates, for delivering something that really solves problems for customers. They should not assume that just because someone tells them to do something, it is the right to do. They must be responsible for assuring that what they develop is the right thing to develop.

This talk is about how shared responsibility, short feedback loops, and the shadow of the future make everyone a parent when it comes to developing complex software systems.

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