Wednesday, December 10, 2008

refrigerator code

In Philly, my colleague Nolan Evans showed me this article a few years ago... since then Uncle Bob (Robert C Martin) has elaborated on it a bit with his book, Clean Code, but I think it's something we can all strive for... that each day we do work that's worthy of our years of training, experience, and pride.

It takes 30 days

...for a new practice to become a habit. This significantly limits our ability to change our work habits, so be patient when introducing organizational change. Internally driven change, however, can happen much more quickly, which shows why self-organizing teams can be so effective.