The Business Bat Signal: The Call for the Developer Hero
What is a hero? Well, to me, it's someone who takes the right action when
it's needed and steps up to save the day.
Are there heroes in the workplace? People whose actions save the day? People
who commit great acts of organizational excellence? I would say that there
are. And more, I believe that workplace heroes often suddenly appear when the
right signal goes out.
Software developers can be heroes. They alone have the power to create vital
business solutions that the rest of the organization needs to succeed.
Business leaders can dictate policy and call for changes to be made, but it's
the developers who have the skills to create the applications that can really
make a difference.
I see that the rise of the "developer hero" is related to big forces
affecting today's companies. Lines of business are facing pr... (more)