While in conversation with some co-workers a statement was made that made really good sense. Many, if unaware of this concept should take heed. The statement went like this, “developers do what they’re told, if they’re told wrong they will end up doing wrong.” It is a similar statement to what Demming had made about factory workers in relation to quality being introduced at places like Boeing, Ford, GM, and other places.
So the next time a good developer messes something up, think about the premise. Most likely he was just doing something he was told to do, it was the teller that told them wrong.