Up or Not: Ambition of the Expert Beginner

From DaedTech, By Erik Dietrich In the last post, I talked about the language employed by Expert Beginners to retain their status at the top of a software development group. That post was a dive into the language mechanics of how Expert Beginners justify decisions that essentially stem from ignorance–and often laziness, to boot. They … Continue reading Up or Not: Ambition of the Expert Beginner

How Stagnation is Justified: Language of the Expert Beginner

From DaedTech, By Erik Dietrich So far in the “Expert Beginner” series of posts, I’ve chronicled how Expert Beginners emerge and how they wind up infecting an entire software development group. Today I’d like to turn my attention to the rhetoric of this archetype in a software group already suffering from Expert Beginner-induced rot. In … Continue reading How Stagnation is Justified: Language of the Expert Beginner

How Software Groups Rot: Legacy of the Expert Beginner

From DaedTech, By Erik Dietrich Expert Beginner Recap In my last post I introduced the term “Expert Beginner” to describe someone who has capped out in their learning at some sort of local maximum, convinced that the local is global. Expert Beginners are developers who do not understand enough of the big picture to understand … Continue reading How Software Groups Rot: Legacy of the Expert Beginner