Do Software Developers need Soft Skills Part-1

…… or do they just need Technical skills. Many studies have shown that Soft skills along with technical skills are necessary for professional growth. From a company and services point of view, groups with better soft skills communicate better, gel together and create robust products. Let us go through the soft skills that we think are required to create beautiful software.

1 ) What is adaptability?

Adaptability is art of recognizing changing circumstances and the change oneself to accordingly.picture1

2). Quotes about Adaptability

“When you are finished changing, you are finished” Ben Franklin. Founding Father of United States of America.

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It is not the strongest species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the ones most responsive to change Charles Darwin.

“A wise man adapts himself to circumstances as water shapes itself to the vessel that contains it” Chinese proverbs.

3) Some Interesting Facts about Adaptability

Sachin Tendulkar attributes his longevity to his adaptability to the changes happening in the game of cricket.

Kodak Company could not adapt to digital camera revolution and died.

There were No color TV in India before 1982. Now there are no B/W TV’s

There were No cell phone in India before 1995. Now we cannot imagine life without our smart phones.

Facebook did not exist 10 years earlier. Now we cannot live 10 minutes without updating our Facebook Profile.

Twitter did not exist 10 years earlier.

4.) Why do software Developers need adaptability?

                Because Project will suddenly change track.

                Because timeline will suddenly change.

                Because your team will change.

                Because technology will change midway the project.

                Because clients will suddenly change requirements.

                Because your target audience will change in between the project.

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         Watch out this space for the next soft skill needed by software developers.

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