schedule Mar 19th 04:35 - 05:20 PM place Grand Ball Room 1 people 69 Interested

Five people at one computer? How can that possibly be productive?

While this seems like a reasonable question, it's not easily answered - until we begin to understand the power of flow.

Mob Programming grew from the quest of one team to learn how to work well together. Once we started We almost immediately noticed that working this way provided better results in a variety of ways:

  • We were getting more done, and they were the more important thing
  • The quality of our work was increasing dramatically
  • Our Knowledge, skills, and capabilities were improving rapidly
  • And all while we were having a lot of fun as well!

While we noticed these benefits and more, and it was clear this was in a large part due to working well together throughout the day - we didn't have an understanding of why this was working so wonderfully for us.

A hint came early on when we recognized we were achieving a one-piece flow - but we didn't realize the importance of this until we started exploring the meaning and power of "flow".

In this presentation, we'll share the results of that exploration, and see if we can get a better understanding of Mob Programming and the power of flow.

 
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Outline/Structure of the Talk

  • Introduction and background of Mob Programming
  • Asking the fundamental question: How can we be productive with 5 or more people at one computer?
  • Seeking a better question
  • One better question
  • The concepts of flow
  • How various types of flow need to be considered
  • The results of what I've found: Why flow is important and how we get that with Mob Programming

Learning Outcome

  • I hope to show how Mob Programming can be productive with five or more people working at one computer.
  • Attendees will gain an understanding of the concepts of flow (both psychological flow and lean flow) and
  • how they relate to the creation of software in general, and specifically to Mob Programming.

Target Audience

Anyone with an interest in effective software development approaches

Prerequisites for Attendees

No prerequisites for attendees.

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  • Yves Hanoulle
    By Yves Hanoulle  ~  7 months ago
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    This session get 9 out of 10
    What I love about it:

    - It's Woody.
        - Woody has lots of experience with Mob programming
         - I know no-one who is more passionate  about mob programming then woody
    -I understand  the session outline 
    - the video helps me understand what the session is

    What I would change to the session:

    - Have a small reto part where you ask the audience what they learned
    - do a pair-presentor session. 

     

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