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Egoless Programming

Posted on Dec 16, 2013 by in Agile & Lean, Development, Food for Thought | 4 comments


Jerry Weinberg described the 10 Commandments of Egoless Programming in his classic “The Psychology of Computer Programming“. We copied the version on Jeff Atwood’s blog.



  1. Awesome nuggets of insight… but I wish the details for #7 weren’t duplicated from #3.

    • *pullingHairInDespair* Damn you, copy paste…

      [x] Fixed now.

      Thank you Kyle for pointing it out!

  2. I used this in a Retro today and we got a lot of great discussions about the commandments. And some good ToDos for the next Sprint!

    Thank you Corinna!!

    • Hi Lydia!

      Nice to hear that it’s useful!
      And great idea to use it in a retro. It’s now on my list of activities to add to Retr-O-Mat :)

      Happy Holidays,



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