Craftsmanship: The Meaning of Life


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This presentation created to promote ‘Craftsmanship’ as the core principle of software development methodologies.

Craftsmanship: The Meaning of Life

  1. Craftsmanship: The Meaning of Life. Imagine. Invent. Involve.
  2. or a sense of completion, a sense of purpose and pride
  3. "What I have yearned for all my life is not so much cosmic unity, but simply ‘completion’. " - Santayana, The Life of Reason
  4. Sense of Completion comes from our ability to do things with purpose, quality and beauty.
  5. Craftsmanship
  6. Craftsmanship is what differentiate a great professional from an ordinary
  7. What is craftsmanship?
  8. Passion
  9. Great dancers are not great because of their technique; they are great because of their passion. - Martha Graham
  10. Do you have Passion to challenge the limits?
  11. Love
  12. Do you Love what you do?
  13. I never did a day's work in my life. It was all fun. - Thomas A. Edison
  14. Knowledge and Skill
  15. Do you possesses the necessary knowledge and skills to perform the work?
  16. Excellence
  17. "Don’t look for a better job, do a better job at what you’re doing now." - Charlie Jones
  18. Attention to detail
  19. Give attention to the details and excellence will come. - Perry Paxton
  20. Thirst for Learning
  21. Always walk through life as if you have something new to learn and you will. -Vernon Howard
  22. Embrace Change
  23. "Challenges make you discover things about yourself that you never really knew. They're what make the instrument stretch-what make you go beyond the norm."
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  25. Create Opportunities
  26. "To hell with circumstances. I create opportunities.“ - Bruce Lee
  27. Pride & Sense of Completion
  28. Regardless of whatever you do, do it with …
  29. Set me a task in which I can put something of my very self, and it is a task no longer; it is joy; it is art. - Bliss Carman
  31. Imagine. Invent. Involve.