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If one were to ask you about software development as a profession, how would you respond?
Last Post 14 Jun 2013 08:18 AM by Nitin Khanna. 2 Replies.
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Nitin Khanna
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Nitin Khanna

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08 Jun 2013 10:43 AM
    While I am aware of a blog posting by Ken Schwaber, I would like to see how the community would respond...
    Ian Mitchell
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    09 Jun 2013 11:37 AM
    Well, I'd say that Ken makes an interesting point. He says that in the UK accountants only need to be professionally accredited if they intend to work in auditing or insolvency:

    http://kenschwaber.wordpress.com/20...rofession/

    Personally I'd go a step further. I'd observe that there is a strong correlation between professionalism in our industry and the management of technical debt, for which transparency and metrics are key. On the other hand, a lack of professionalism can be expected to result in opaque levels of technical debt that resist auditing.

    My conclusion: Professionalism in our field, in so far as it can be said to exist at all, is *also* largely about the avoidance of insolvency and the transparent and sustainable management of debt.
    Nitin Khanna
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    Nitin Khanna

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    14 Jun 2013 08:18 AM
    Thanks for your insights, Ian.
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