The Extreme DecadeProgress, Pain, Paradox
Ron Jeffries   Chet Hendrickson
Knowing all the tasks...
Hes Canadian,you know...
Chris Matts
Mary Poppendieck
Estimating work...
Watch the video athttp://link.jbrains.ca/pVURX3
Knowing how quickly we go...
Hes Canadian,you know...
Promiscuous Pairing and Beginner’s Mind:                                                Embrace Inexperience              ...
Promiscuous Pairing and Beginner’s Mind:                                                Embrace Inexperience              ...
Eliyahu Moshe Goldratt31.03.1947–11.06.2011
I promised you a paradox...
Agile
agile
Ron Jeffries   Chet Hendrickson
Corey Haines               J. B. Rainsberger
XP
Bill CaputoFOR ME, XP AIN’T OUT THERE,        IT’S IN HERE.
Watch the video athttp://link.jbrains.ca/ojPnyd
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  1. 1. The Extreme DecadeProgress, Pain, Paradox
  2. 2. Ron Jeffries Chet Hendrickson
  3. 3. Knowing all the tasks...
  4. 4. Hes Canadian,you know...
  5. 5. Chris Matts
  6. 6. Mary Poppendieck
  7. 7. Estimating work...
  8. 8. Watch the video athttp://link.jbrains.ca/pVURX3
  9. 9. Knowing how quickly we go...
  10. 10. Hes Canadian,you know...
  11. 11. Promiscuous Pairing and Beginner’s Mind: Embrace Inexperience Arlo Belshee Architect Silver Platter Software Pasadena, CA 91103 (503) 265-1263 a_xp@arlim.org the paramount concerns. Performance was second, and Abstract features were a distant third. The company was a startup, so we were tight on both Many traditional software practices stress the cash and time. The company was typically operating withimportance of programming in Flow. XP directly between -30 and 180 Days ‘Till Broke. Our contracts allchallenges the assertion that Flow is critical and had lead times of 3-5 years. This meant that sales had toproclaims Pair Flow. start at the same time as engineering. Thus, engineering Both Flow states are fragile. They are easily disrupted had to produce many sales demos and to frequently alterby outside distraction or task rotation. Both take a long the product to more closely fit the needs of a particulartime to enter. Furthermore, it takes days for a given pair customer.to be comfortable enough with each other to be able to Due to these influences, we chose a software processachieve Pair Flow at all. with rapid feedback and change. We ran the shortest My team at Silver Platter discovered that there is a third iterations we could (1 week) to get the most data possible.option to achieve high-efficiency programming. Our team We tracked our metrics closely, and we ran severalspent the majority of its time in Beginner’s Mind. experiments each iteration. We used the metrics to decideWhereas Flow depends on stability, Beginner’s Mind what worked and to what degree. We then adopted thosedepends on instability, yet provides similar efficiency things that worked and started the next set of experiments.gains to a constant state of Flow. Chief among these experiments were variations on
  12. 12. Promiscuous Pairing and Beginner’s Mind: Embrace Inexperience Arlo Belshee Architect Silver Platter Software Pasadena, CA 91103 (503) 265-1263 a_xp@arlim.org the paramount concerns. Performance was second, and Abstract features were a distant third. The company was a startup, so we were tight on both Many traditional software practices stress the cash and time. The company was typically operating withimportance of programming in Flow. XP directly between -30 and 180 Days ‘Till Broke. Our contracts allchallenges the assertion that Flow is critical and had lead times of 3-5 years. This meant that sales had toproclaims Pair Flow. start at the same time as engineering. Thus, engineering Both Flow states are fragile. They are easily disrupted had to produce many sales demos and to frequently alterby outside distraction or task rotation. Both take a long the product to more closely fit the needs of a particulartime to enter. Furthermore, it takes days for a given pair customer.to be comfortable enough with each other to be able to Due to these influences, we chose a software processachieve Pair Flow at all. with rapid feedback and change. We ran the shortest My team at Silver Platter discovered that there is a third iterations we could (1 week) to get the most data possible.option to achieve high-efficiency programming. Our team We tracked our metrics closely, and we ran severalspent the majority of its time in Beginner’s Mind. experiments each iteration. We used the metrics to decideWhereas Flow depends on stability, Beginner’s Mind what worked and to what degree. We then adopted thosedepends on instability, yet provides similar efficiency things that worked and started the next set of experiments.gains to a constant state of Flow. Chief among these experiments were variations on
  13. 13. Eliyahu Moshe Goldratt31.03.1947–11.06.2011
  14. 14. I promised you a paradox...
  15. 15. Agile
  16. 16. agile
  17. 17. Ron Jeffries Chet Hendrickson
  18. 18. Corey Haines J. B. Rainsberger
  19. 19. XP
  20. 20. Bill CaputoFOR ME, XP AIN’T OUT THERE, IT’S IN HERE.
  21. 21. Watch the video athttp://link.jbrains.ca/ojPnyd
  22. 22. ME@JBRAINS.CA europeantour2011.comThe Extreme DecadeProgress, Pain, Paradox
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