Creativity in Softwaredevelopment

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A presentation about creativity in software development and it's implications on motivation and efficiency. (Beware: Hard to follow if not moderated)

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Creativity in Softwaredevelopment

  1. 1. Creativityin Software Development
  2. 2. About MeProfessionally developing software since 2003Focus on web, mobile and game developmentInto the gaming industry since 2008Former Lead developer – Web Games @GameforgeNow gun for hire: Eckert Internet Services
  3. 3. Are Software Developers Creative? ???
  4. 4. Definition of Creativity There is no spoon. No universally valid definition!
  5. 5. Best Matches[…] in terms of the cognitive processes that lead to an original (e.g., novel, unique, or highly unusual) and adaptive (e.g., fitting, useful, orapt) insight, idea, or solution. Runco, 1994[...] the ability to produce work that is both novel (i.e., original, unexpected) and appropriate (i.e., useful, adaptive concerning task constraints) Sternberg & Lubbart, 1996 > Novel & Useful <
  6. 6. Is Software Development Creative?In this scenario: No
  7. 7. Never?In this scenario: Yes?
  8. 8. Agile Processes encourage Creativity, but …Seniority of agile team mattersSkill of Scrum Master (or equivalent in other agile methodologies) mattersOnly passionate, self-reflective, (self-)motivated developers with a good amount of humility towards, and self-esteem in, their own profession can max out their creative potential.
  9. 9. How can, and why should i build up a creative developer team?Why: Efficiency.Team with solid Senior : Junior rate (3 : 1 is good)Well defined responsibilitiesClear and well communicated company strategy and as much transparency as you can afford
  10. 10. Questions?????
  11. 11. Thank you!@nerdlibfront https://www.xing.com/profile/Joachim_Eckert www.eisit.de eckert@eisit.de

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