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Jayme Edwards 🍃💻
Jayme Edwards 🍃💻

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How Mistakes Make Us Better Developers (And People)

At some software companies, the culture isn't setup right for people to learn from mistakes they make.

Because building software requires so much communication, it's natural for things to get lost in translation.

But we can treat mistakes as an opportunity to blame someone, or a chance to encourage them to learn.

And this also reflects back on us, reminding others we can use encouragement too when we make mistakes.

I hope this video protects you from a mindset that can creep in over our career:

That people should be held to the same expectations of reliability as a computer!

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Skip to points in the video:

Common Mistakes

02:41 Overlooked Requirements / User Stories
05:44 Overlooked Development Tasks
07:43 Incorrect Theories Of Value

Learning From Mistakes

09:43 Practice Forgiveness
11:00 Practice Admitting A Mistake
12:45 Be More Real/Humble About Your Abilities
13:56 Confront Limiting Beliefs
15:17 Practice Encouragement


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