Groundswell: Two Patterns of Technical Leadership

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This article discusses an experience of technical leadership that I have had and seen many times over: how to help change the behavior of developers so that all developers (of a team or of a development organization) consistently follow the same practice and thereby make the team more effective. Examples are adhering to common programming guidelines, supporting a consistent testing process, and using the same programming environment. The context of application is small to medium-size development organizations that do not have an established standard-setting process but tend to solve problems in an ad-hoc way.

Dirk Riehle. "Groundswell: Two Patterns of Technical Leadership." In Proceedings of the 2001 Conference on Pattern Languages of Programming (PLoP 2001). Exact citation to be announced.

The revised post-conference version is available as a PDF file.

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