Rachael Tempest Wood from Nomad8 in Wellington joins Tony and Craig in the Brisbane Queen Street Mall over lunch with a bonus busker on saxophone and they discuss:
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Gojko Adzic “does computers” which means he helps people deliver software and he caught up with Craig on a recent YOW! DepthFirst tour of Australia. Gojko is the author of numerous books including “ Bridging The Communication Gap“, “ Specification by Example“, “ Impact Mapping” and “ 50 Quick Ideas to Improve Your User Stories“.
XP – started with “
Extreme Programming Explained” which was really about developers ruling the world – XP is not dead, it won! TDD has crossed the chasm to mainstream
Sturgeons Law – 90% of anything is going to be crap Continuous integration and automation has opened up a world of possibilities
“Bridging the Communication Gap” – about finding ways to break dysfunctional processes in organisations
Agile Testing” by Lisa Crispin and Janet Gregory The most valuable companies in the world are software companies
It’s more about the right people being involved rather than narrowly defined roles
“Specification by Example” – a collaborative way of coming up with good requirements and tests involving a cross functional team
Pschologically people perceive that tests come after development – in that case you have already failed
BDD – no canonical definition, would love BDD and SBE to be the same thing
“Impact Mapping” – based on a Swedish interaction design process – about setting goals and strageies
Impact Mapping uptake outside of IT –
Marcus Hammarberg on Doctors in Indonesia and Ahmad Fahmy on helping orphanges in Egypt “50 Quick Ideas To Improve Your User Stories” – a lot more to good user stories than just a template
Hamburger Slicing – last resort technique for technical story breakdown to think about options for value Product Management is the big missing piece – teams could benefit from doing this better
As an industry we produce too much software – need to change the percentage of software that can achieve something big
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agile, BDD, Craig Smith, Gojko Adzic, Quality, Specification By Example, TDD, Testing, User Story, XP, YOW!.
Craig joins Darren Rogan, Ben Morgan and Leigh Appel in a special cross over episode with the Hack && Heckle Podcast to talk Agile and preview the upcoming YOW! conference that will be covered by both podcasts.
This episode has been released simulatenously as
088 The Heckle Revolution by Hack && Heckle.
Discussion points included:
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Sitting in a sometimes noisy coffee shop on a unusually cold Brisbane day, Craig sits down for a chat with Justin Hennessy, a Scrum Master, Devops and System Administrator all rolled into one!
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At Agile Australia 2014 in Melbourne; Craig, Renee and Tony catch up with Em Campbell-Pretty to talk about the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) as well as Impact Mapping and a variety of other topics:
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agile, Agile Australia 2014, Context Matters, Craig Smith, Dean Leffingwell, Em Campbell-Pretty, Impact Mapping, Mark Richards, net promotor score, Renee Troughton, SAFe, scrum, Telstra, Tony Ponton.
At Agile Australia 2014 in Melbourne, Jim Benson of Personal Kanban fame takes some time to talk with Craig, Renee, Tony and (a very silent) Kim Ballestrin and along the way they talk about:
early work implementing David J. Anderson’s
Agile Management which resulted in Jim focussing on the person ( Personal Kanban) and David focussing on the organisation ( Kanban method) – two different viewpoints on the same solution set XP, Scrum, Kanban method and Personal Kanban exemplify the people who created them
The Oath of Non Allegiance Scrum vs Kanban
Why Limit WIP and Why Plans Fail books out now and working on an upcoming book about meetings Individuals and interactions is redundant – relevant in 2001 to shake people out of complacency
Agile is anti-manager
Agile in knowledge work
WIP limits and avoiding “death flow”
Vomit Value – user stories with spurious and arbitrary value in a 2 week sprint
standardisation of humans and collaboration
Toyota change of culture – “what’s good for your life is good for Toyota”
Product Owners (#nopo) – should be the stewards of the value stream
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agile, kanban, scrum, Craig Smith, Renee Troughton, Tony Ponton, XP, Lean, WIP, Product Owner, Agile Australia, Jim Benson, Kim Ball, Personal Kanban, Toyota.
Yes they’re at it again ! The revolutionists bring forth their innermost thoughts on the life the universe and most importantly Agile . Oh yeah and Craig and Tony ask the question repeatedly ….Renee,Renee……Renee
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