Winning at Cooperative Games

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How apprenticeship helps you win the cooperative game of organizational survival, and sets you up for winning the smaller, finite games of software development.

How apprenticeship helps you win the cooperative game of organizational survival, and sets you up for winning the smaller, finite games of software development.

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  • 1. Winning at Cooperative Games Dave Hoover @davehoover Dev Bootcamp, Chicago
  • 2. The right conference can change your life
  • 3. Back to the Point • Introducing a cool idea from an Agile pioneer • How I think about cooperative games • Apprenticeship as a key strategy for winning
  • 4. Who’s this?
  • 5. #protip How do you pronounce this word? Cockburn
  • 6. import cockburn.ideas; // check @davehoover
  • 7. Disclaimer: I like games. I like winning.
  • 8. Software development is a unique kind of activity
  • 9. • Cooperative • Finite • Goal-seeking • Competitive
  • 10. People are increasingly at the center of the game
  • 11. Organizational survival is a different game
  • 12. • Cooperative • Infinite* • Goal-seeking • Competitive
  • 13. Organizational game: set up for the next win
  • 14. Organizational winning: attract & grow awesome people
  • 15. Two-pronged approach to growth
  • 16. Apprenticeship grows (and attracts) awesome people (players of the game)
  • 17. Ingredients of a good Apprenticeship Program
  • 18. • Mentor, Team, Owner • Sustainable Ratio • Culture over Curriculum • In the Trenches • Pet Project • Milestones • Feedback Loops
  • 19. Apprenticeship is “easy”, but it’s a hard move
  • 20. Thanks, Let’s talk! Dave Hoover @davehoover Dev Bootcamp, Chicago