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Posted by: Brent Meacham on Apr 30, 2011

Teamwork

This class has shown me that I don’t need to figure out every little detail of a project. At work, I am my only team member. When something needs to get done, I have to do it. This class has shown me that teamwork works better in that more progress is made and only one person really needs to know the nitty gritty details. I can still contribute to brainstorming sessions even though I don’t know how to make a modal popup in jquery. In not knowing the details of the database, I was able to ask questions about structure and design that might have been overlooked by someone too close to the system. By taking a look from a distance, even though we didn’t change anything, I think we got a good perspective to help us move in the right direction. It is often the case at work that I will miss something readily obvious to even a casual observer. Working in teams helps solve that oversight possibility. It was nice to be able to learn from my team as well. My two teammates we good at HTML so it gave me a chance to ask questions. If I was careful about how I phrased them, I could get them to show me, without them knowing they were teaching me. It was nice to feel like I was contributing, even though I knew the least about web design.

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