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How to create a “cult of quality” [closed]

DeMarco and Lister (Peopleware) suggest you create a "cult of quality" within your programming team. Frustratingly, they don't suggest how you go about doing that! Anyone got any thoughts on how to ...
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Is Extreme Programming (XP) incompatible with ideas expressed in Peopleware?

I have just finished reading Peopleware (DeMarco, Lister) and have researched on Extreme Programming (XP) a little before. As I see it now, the two approaches are almost exclusive to each other. ...
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Have you ever organised a “Code War”? [closed]

The IT management classic PeopleWare suggests organised "Code Wars" as a way to boost morale. Has anyone ever put this into practice? How did you do it?
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Strategic and Tactical direction for IT teams

In their influential team leadership book, "Peopleware", DeMarco and Lister suggest that managers should provide "strategic but not tactical direction" for their IT teams. This is intriguing, but ...