Excuses to Avoid When Working With A Team

Here are some of the most common excuses developers make when working with a team. Avoid them to be an effective programmer.

  • It works on my machine!” (It is functional and worked on my computer.)
  • It is not in the software spec.
  • It is not in my test plan.” Or “not enough time…to test everything
  • The (meta)data is incorrect
  • It worked yesterday.
  • There is something wrong with your data.
  • Is it deployed or is the server restarted?
  • I can’t reproduce the problem.
  • You have the wrong version.
  • There was no time to test it.
  • Somebody must have changed my code.
  • I am out of touch with that particular module for a very long time
  • It’s a hardware problem.
  • The computer has a virus

Remember, if it’s a problem, it’s usually an Id10T error, which means the problem lies between the computer and the chair.

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