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Information radiators

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Information radiators

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Information radiators

  1. 1. Information Radiators Brendon Page
  2. 2. Overview What is an information radiator? Why are they useful? What makes a good information radiator? Examples, examples, examples
  3. 3. Alistair Cockburn (2000) What is an Information Radiator? A display posted in a place where people can see it as they work or walk by. It shows readers information they care about without having to ask anyone a question. This means more communication with fewer interruptions.
  4. 4. Why are they Useful? More communication with fewer interruptions Better communication Important information is visible You can’t yell at a board with stickies on it Key to Project Success
  5. 5. What Makes a Good Information Radiator? Big Simple Maintained Location
  6. 6. Examples
  7. 7. Agile Board (Scrum, Kanban … etc.) Displays current work to be done and the team’s progress through that work.
  8. 8. Agile Board (Scrum, Kanban … etc.) Work to do Work in Progress Completed Work Project workflow Multiple Columns Multiple Columns Multiple Columns
  9. 9. Agile Board (Scrum, Kanban … etc.) Used at stand ups Updated in real-time Everyone knows status of work Evolve your board
  10. 10. Agile Board (Scrum, Kanban … etc) Bugs Column Descriptions Velocity More Done Columns Column Limits
  11. 11. Working Agreement Displays the important items that have been agreed upon for the project.
  12. 12. Working Agreement Sprints Code Reviews ALM Adding Work Completing Work Shared understanding of working expectations
  13. 13. Working Agreement Typically used at the start of a project Updated when working expectations change Offload burden of process from the team’s minds Can contain anything Can stagnate but still useful
  14. 14. Project Health Displays statistics that are most relevant to the projects health.
  15. 15. Project Health Stats of areas that need work or are important Code Coverage Rules Compliance Code Coverage Cyclomatic Complexity Burn Down New Internal Project Old External Project Specific Areas Mentioned
  16. 16. Project Health Used at stand ups Updated every stand up Visibility Reminds and Motivates the Team Code coverage is a must!
  17. 17. Core Domain Displays a diagram of the core domain.
  18. 18. Core Domain Domain Model Relationships Knowledge Brainstorming
  19. 19. Core Domain Used during discussions about the domain Updated when ever the domain changes Updates immediately available to everyone Helps team adoption of ubiquitous language Critical to DDD Critical to DDD
  20. 20. Architecture Displays the high level architecture of the project.
  21. 21. Architecture The big picture Free form diagram
  22. 22. Architecture Typically used at the start of a project Updated when ever the architecture changes Everyone gets to see the big picture Tend to stagnate as project matures
  23. 23. Red Bin Displays technical issues which couldn’t be solved immediately and/or were a cause for concern.
  24. 24. Red Bin Undiscussed Issue Accepted Issue Acceptance Indicators Technical issues
  25. 25. Red Bin Use at stand up Updated every stand up and in real-time Issues are raised, discussed and addressed Borrowed from lean manufactoring
  26. 26. Human Displays a piece of information about a team member.
  27. 27. Human Time since last smoke Personal info
  28. 28. Human Use organically, normally at stand up Updated by the person Builds moral by supporting team members Team maturity
  29. 29. Other Considerations Digital Radiators Radiator overload Raw data VS information
  30. 30. Conclusion More communication Big, Simple, Maintained & Location Tonight's list is far from comprehensive The red bin is awesome try it!

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