Craig catches up with two luminaries in the Agile and Lean space, Mary and Tom Poppendieck at YOW! Conference to talk about agile, lean, rapid feedback, culture and leadership. The discussion points include:
Making the link between lean and software development and discovering that waterfall makes no sense
The origins of the first book:
Lean Software Development: An Agile Toolkit Agile is not lean in software development, Agile is lean in a delivery organisation
How long does it take you to put a single line of code into Production?
The manifestation of lean really kicked off in 2010 with both the rise of DevOps and the Lean Startup
Delivery organisations versus engineering organisations and the journey of Agile
Agile has not well addressed delivering the right stuff, solving the right problem and the architecture of rapid deployment
Only two goals at ING: Deliver every two weeks and don’t crash production, resulted in rapid feedback loops
“The Penguin and the Leviathan: How Cooperation Triumphs over Self-Interest” by Yochai Benkler
Latest book: The Lean Mindset: Ask the Right Questions Create centres of good culture and let people find it, to survive in a competitive environment you need to do something different
Goal is to create an environment where people enjoy the challenge of developing software
The critical resource to be managed is not capital but the passion and energy of bright and creative people
People don’t resist change, they resist being changed
Build a change platform, not a change program
YOW! 2014 talk – The Scaling Dilemma The military model – leaders have strategic awareness two levels down and situational awareness one level up and the concept of working leaders
TheAgileRevolution-101 (43 minutes)
agile, change, Craig Smith, culture, DevOps, Feedback, Leadership, Lean, Lean Startup, Mary Poppendieck, Tom Poppendieck, waterfall, YOW! 2014
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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Tony asks a philisophical question , whilst Renee harnesses her nineties pop star – Ice Ice Baby and Craig marvels at Tony’s cool intro – probably the coolest intro he’s done since the eighties.
The Agile Revolution – 73 (54.21)
agile, Agile Coach, agile games, component teams, Craig Smith, DevOps, Essential Scrum, Lean, Lean Startup, Renee Troughton, SAFe, scrum, ship it, TDD, Tony Ponton
YOW! 2013, Craig and Renee talk to Joel Pobar, currently working at Facebook as an Engineering Lead and talk about:
Joel’s journey to Facebook
Common Language Runtime (CLR) Building and shipping fast
The value of a developers time and their critical paths
A day in the life of a Facebook manager
Who is the Product Owner in an infrastructural team?
A/B (experimentation) testing in New Zealand
Stabalisation and release process
Recruiting the right people
Pulling out the sharpies when pivoting on PHP
Striving for infrastructural efficiency and how to empower the team to this goal
Owning the stack from the bottom to the top and its impact on agility
HHVM, the Facebook Engineering Blog & Open Compute
You can contact
Joel at facebook or on twitter at @joelpob.
The Agile Revolution- 72 (41 minutes)
Common Language Runtime, Craig Smith, Developers, Facebook, HHVM, Infrastructure, Joel Pobar, Lean Startup, Open Compute, PHP, Product Owner, Recruiting, Releasing, Renee Troughton, Shipping
In this episode Renee and Steve Dalton from the Six Degrees Podcast (formally Coding By Numbers) at YOW! 2012 talk to Fred George (fgeorge52) from Forward on:
What is Programmer Anarchy?
Old school development and cowboys
Risk and appropriateness of anarchy to culture
Lean startups and parrot cages
Thankyou to the YOW! 2012 conference for inviting The Agile Revolution to record podcast interviews at the conference!
At Agile 2012 in Dallas, Texas, Craig chats with Declan Whelan, a Canadian Agile Coach at LeanIntuit, the CTO and co-founder of a new startup called Printchomp and a newly elected member of the Agile Alliance board. Amongst other things we talk about pair coaching, running a Lean Startup, the direction of the Agile Alliance and the future of Agile.
His talk at Agile 2012 (with
Alistair McKinnell) was entitled “ Simple Design Applied: Spend More Time Creating Valuable Code“. Look out for a longer video interview with Declan on InfoQ.
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Craig and Renee are at the Agile Australia 2012 conference speaker breakfast where they discuss the workshop day, the upcoming conference and their respective talks and a Lean Startup story about monkeys and bananas.
TheAgileRevolution-32 (9 minutes)