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Tech Lead Journal

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Great technical leadership requires more than just great coding skills. It requires a variety of other skills that are not well-defined, and they are not something that we can fully learn in any school or book. Hear from experienced technical leaders sharing their journey and philosophy for building… read more


#11 - The Journey to Humanise Software Development - Joshua Partogi

“Courage needs to be emphasized even more in software development context. That’s related with respect. We cannot expect the developers will be courageous, to tell the truth, to have integrity, unless the organization, the management respect them as a professional."

Joshua initially started his career as a software developer, but over time became more interested in the people aspect of software development, which then brought his interest in Scrum. He has a decade of experience as a Scrum Master and has been working with senior leaderships to improve enterprise agility.

In this episode, Joshua shared his views on how we can improve the people’s aspect of the software development by treating the people more humanely. He outlined how an enterprise should adopt agility, execute agile transformation, and use outcome instead of output to drive the behavior change. He also shared his observation on how the COVID pandemic brought forward the importance of adopting agility in business and personal life. Do not miss his anecdote on how he learned about self organization unexpectedly!

Listen out for:

  • Joshua’s career journey - [00:05:43]
  • Values and principles of humane software development - [00:12:20]
  • How enterprise can adopt agility - [00:17:34]
  • Agility outcome examples - [00:20:40]
  • How enterprise should do agile transformation - [00:24:03]
  • Agility adoption during COVID - [00:33:37]
  • Joshua’s 3 Tech Lead Wisdom - [00:36:47]


Joshua Partogi’s Bio
Joshua is a Scrum Master and also a Co-active Coach. He initially started his career as a software developer but became more interested about the people aspect of software development. He got interested in Scrum because it emphasises the people aspect. He has a decade of experience as a Scrum Master and now became more interested with working with senior leadership to improve the whole enterprise agility.

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