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Discussion 1: Do you agree with the following ideas? Why (not)?

Teamwork is not so important for software developers because sometimes software developers can create better software on their own.
I don’t agree because it is not efficient .
As junior developers we don’t have enough experience to work alone, it’s hard to work on our own
It depends on the project.
Working alone (in this way) is more slowly
When people with different skills and ideas collaborate, they can solve problems more effectively and come up with new and creative solutions.
I agree because each one can find different mistakes,
I agree because working in the team is beneficial.
I agree because work is less heavy
I agree because two heads think better than one.
It’s difficult for software developers to share their knowledge, since someone else can take credit for their work.
I disagree, because if you work in a software company, the project is not your own. It's group work.
I agree, in youtube it happens a lot.
It depends…
I disagree, because in the company the goal is one
Teamwork can result in high-quality software development.

I disagree, this is not always the case.
It depends, because if you don’t have a good leader, or good programmers, work can be poor
I disagree, because teamwork can be bad or good.

By working together, developers can communicate better, reduce stress, and support each other.
I agree, it is more fun to work in teams
It depends, stress can be higher
It depends on the workteam.
I agree, you can find kind people


That’s right!
Me too!
Yes, I agree!
I totally agree!
I couldn’t agree more!
I see exactly what you mean!
You're right. That's a good point.

I don’t agree!
I totally disagree!
Absolutely not!
That’s not right!
I’m not sure about that.

Partly agreeing
I agree up to a point, but ...
I see your point, but ...
That’s partly true, but ...
I'm not so sure about that.


Discussion 2: How are the following aspects related to the title of today’s lesson? Use the collocations in the previous worksheet in some of your answers.

Knowledge Sharing - Complexity of Projects - Adaptability - Diverse Skill Sets -
Efficient Problem-Solving - Innovation and Creativity - Quality Assurance -
Enhanced Communication - Reduced Workload and Stress -
Personal and Professional Growth

Read the following text and locate the items above in the right gap.

Teamwork is crucial for software developers for several key reasons:
_____________________ Software development projects often require a combination of skills, such as coding, design, testing, and project management. Effective teamwork allows developers with different expertise to collaborate, ensuring that all aspects of the project are well-covered. This accelerates solutions, because workers share insights, and collectively arrive at the most effective resolution.
_____________________Software projects can be intricate and multifaceted. Working as a team enables developers to tackle complex challenges collectively, breaking down tasks into manageable components and capitalising on each member's strengths.
_____________________ When faced with coding issues or bugs, a team can brainstorm the troubleshooting process and lead to higher-quality outcomes.
_____________________ Team members bring unique experiences and knowledge to the table. Collaborating allows developers to learn from one another, share best practices, and stay up-to-date with the latest industry trends and techniques.
_____________________ Teamwork encourages diverse perspectives and ideas, fostering an environment where innovative solutions can emerge. Collaborating on design decisions, user experience, and features often leads to more creative and user-friendly software.
_____________________ The tech industry evolves rapidly. Teams can respond more effectively to changes, updates, and new challenges when working together, ensuring the software remains up-to-date and competitive.
_____________________Effective communication is essential for a successful software project. Working in a team encourages clear communication, reduces misunderstandings, and ensures everyone is on the same page regarding project goals, timelines, and expectations.
___________________ Sharing responsibilities and tasks among team members reduces individual workloads and prevents burnout. It also provides support when team members face challenges or tight deadlines.
___________________ Collaborative development includes code reviews and peer testing, improving the overall quality of the software by identifying and rectifying errors before they reach users.
____________________ Teamwork allows developers to learn new skills, improve their interpersonal abilities, and develop leadership qualities. It provides opportunities for mentorship and career development within the team.
In essence, teamwork empowers software developers to combine their strengths, navigate challenges, innovate, and deliver high-quality software that meets user needs and exceeds expectations.

What collocations can you identify in the text above?
Make a glossary with unknown words.


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