Who cares about software development? A lot of people do. The industry is busting its seams with teams upon teams of software developers. But why do we do it? Why do we care? A couple of weeks ago I talked briefly about being motivated by what we care about. In other words, we are not only motivated by the opportunity to use our talents (strengths) but also our skill (what we can do) and our knowledge (what we know). We are motivated to use our strengths because we are innately wired to them. We are motivated to use our knowledge because we purposefully pursued it so we could use our strengths – sometimes to great expense. We are motivated to use our skills because it took time and effort to get good at what we do.
If you are actively participating in a SDLC, click here to see what motivates you.