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Don't piss of IT, and other great ideas for a professional software developer.

TBD. Includes - how to file a bug. How to train someone else to file a bug without pissing them off. The value of not pissing of coworkers. How to not piss of co-workers, or "How I learned how to reframe things". How to work with people who don't know what you know. How to work with people who know what you don't know. Suggestions for how not to work crazy over time. Suggestions for how to handle crazy over time. Suggestions for how to prevent crazy over time.

Why we do Code Reviews. How to do code reviews. How not to be scared of scary code reviews. How not to be a jerk in code reviews.

Why we do Agile. Why not asking for feedback or input should be terrifying. How to ask for help when you're not used to it. How to set processes that help you ask for help. Ways to ask for help. Recognizing when you're stuck. Remember - we're all a team, working together, trying to row roughly in the same direction to help our customers.

How to spec out a task. How to train someone else to spec out a task without pissing them off. How to get all the stakeholders together, and help them to make a decision - without pissing them off.

Why you should love your PO/PM/Scrum master/Dev. Manager - and ways to frame important questions without pissing them off.

Why every day is "don't bring your ego to work" day, and how to help make that happen.

Why there's more to your job than the next bug or the next feature. Ways to stay on top of the future of your group/product/customers/team/company/technology, while still having a work-life balance (note: still investigating ideas on this one)

Why licensing is the bane of your existence, but you still have to deal with it - or how to win the lottery so you can release your software without licensing.

Career directions. How to be a good Team Lead. How to be a good Lead Architect. How to be a good teammate. How to become a CTO (ie. don't go into programming). DevOps vs. Software Development. What is QA? What is Support? What is Escalation? Why you should add a "Feedback" button. Why you should share the workload. Why you need wins.

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