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20 Simple Things You Can Do to Boost Your Agile Career

11.30.2010
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Here are 20 simple things you can do to boost your agile development career.

Of course they are not unique to agile methods.

But agile development is so dependent on people, collaboration and teamwork that these qualities will probably help you even more in an agile environment than they might have done before.

Here they are...



1. Take responsibility

2. Do what you say you will

3. Help others

4. Respect everyone equally

5. Be positive

6. Embrace change

7. Suggest improvements

8. Pay attention to detail

9. Have pride in your work

10. Work hard

11. Be knowledgeable

12. Share your knowledge

13. Stay professional

14. Be flexible

15. Do whatever it takes

16. Be honest

17. Be modest

18. Praise others

19. Be happy

20. Be yourself


Obviously it helps to have excellent technical ability too, but these are all behaviours you have complete control over!


Kelly.
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Emma Watson replied on Fri, 2012/03/30 - 3:10am

This is an excellent example of how all professionals should approach their job.

This is an especially relevant article considering its audience. We need a more professional approach to our careers in technology.

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