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What is it?

Development That Pays is a weekly video that takes a business-focussed look at what's working now in software development.

It features lessons learned from inside the developments teams of companies such as The Economist, British Gas, BBC Worldwide.


Who is it for?

Business Owners and Product Owners

Development That Pays is for anyone with accountability for software development:

  • Business Owners
  • Product Owners

Product Managers, Scrum Masters

Development That Pays may also be of interest to:

  • Product Managers
  • Scrum Masters
  • Lead Developers

Lead Developers

Development That Pays may also be of interest to:

  • Lead Developers

Poacher turned Gamekeper

I'm Gary Straughan, the author of Development That Pays.

By trade, I'm a software developer. But software development is actually my second career: previously, I spent more than a decade in Industrial Product Management and Marketing.

This rather usual career path gives me a unique perspective: I see software development through "business eyes".

  • I'm not interested in software for its own sake.
  • I am interested in software that achieves real business goals.
  • And I'm fascinated by what works and what doesn't in software development.

That's what Development That Pays is all about.


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