You show in your graphic a woman too young to remember the old days when software companies created conditions where great developers could maintain focus and concentration. In these grim days of daiy scrums, sprint retrospectives, and pair-programming, that recognition is as dead as Abraham Lincoln and just as assassinated.

Even without having experienced it though, good developers know something is wrong. They may have had a day once at a time when they had extraordinarily productive days and yearn for more of the same. They — we — yearn for relief from stupid meetings, from interruptions of all kinds, from the stress of jerks or the annoyance of pointless process and yes I am talking about agile.

You want good developers to stay? Get the obstacles out of our way. Let us concentrate. Let us think.

American Software Developer living in Vietnam. Classical musician (guitar, woodwinds), weightlifter, multilingual, misanthrope • XY

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