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Breaking DownKnowledge Silos<br />Within a Software Project<br />Fun with Jake Trent<br />
Blowing upKnowledge Silos<br />Within a Software Project<br />More! fun with Jake Trent<br />
What is in the silo<br />
Developer Knowledge<br />Business requirements<br />How the code works<br />Design, paradigms<br />The why<br />Pitfalls<b...
Why you want to blow stuff up<br />
Customer Smiles<br />Better product<br />   Meets requirement<br />   Best practices<br />       Stable<br />       Mainta...
Truck Factor<br />Number of people that need to be run over before your project’s in trouble<br />
Helpful Team Members<br />Versatile<br />No problems beyond your ability<br />
Limit Liability<br />No single point of failure<br />
Maintenance<br />Spread across teams<br />
How the team can help<br />
dev / mgmt<br />Pair Programming<br />Devs talking to devs<br />Pairs change more<br />
dev / mgmt<br />Pair Programming<br />Owner-Visitor<br />
c<br />Stories<br />c<br />Stories<br />
c<br />Stories<br />c<br />Stories<br />
c<br />c<br />Stories<br />Stories<br />c<br />c<br />Stories<br />Stories<br />
dev / mgmt<br />Culture<br />Developer-driven<br />
dev<br />Introspective<br />What don’t I know about?<br />What’s high risk?<br />What’s highest priority?<br />What’s the ...
dev / mgmt<br />Mental Picture<br />Story owners<br />More fluid partnerships<br />
dev / mgmt<br />Tasks<br />Well-defined<br />Small<br />
dev / mgmt<br />Fear<br />…leads to suffering<br />
dev<br />Ownership<br />Total product<br />
Now, go blow up some silos!<br />(Knowledge silos only)<br />rockycode.com/blog/tech/project-management/<br />Attributions...
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Breaking Down Knowledge Silos

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Barriers are created all the time on software projects (by organization layout, role definition, project management, or indiscriminately) that keep developer knowledge separate. We can create better teams and products for our organizations if we can blow up these silos.

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Breaking Down Knowledge Silos

  1. 1. Breaking DownKnowledge Silos<br />Within a Software Project<br />Fun with Jake Trent<br />
  2. 2. Blowing upKnowledge Silos<br />Within a Software Project<br />More! fun with Jake Trent<br />
  3. 3. What is in the silo<br />
  4. 4. Developer Knowledge<br />Business requirements<br />How the code works<br />Design, paradigms<br />The why<br />Pitfalls<br />
  5. 5. Why you want to blow stuff up<br />
  6. 6. Customer Smiles<br />Better product<br /> Meets requirement<br /> Best practices<br /> Stable<br /> Maintainable<br />
  7. 7. Truck Factor<br />Number of people that need to be run over before your project’s in trouble<br />
  8. 8. Helpful Team Members<br />Versatile<br />No problems beyond your ability<br />
  9. 9. Limit Liability<br />No single point of failure<br />
  10. 10. Maintenance<br />Spread across teams<br />
  11. 11. How the team can help<br />
  12. 12. dev / mgmt<br />Pair Programming<br />Devs talking to devs<br />Pairs change more<br />
  13. 13. dev / mgmt<br />Pair Programming<br />Owner-Visitor<br />
  14. 14. c<br />Stories<br />c<br />Stories<br />
  15. 15. c<br />Stories<br />c<br />Stories<br />
  16. 16. c<br />c<br />Stories<br />Stories<br />c<br />c<br />Stories<br />Stories<br />
  17. 17. dev / mgmt<br />Culture<br />Developer-driven<br />
  18. 18. dev<br />Introspective<br />What don’t I know about?<br />What’s high risk?<br />What’s highest priority?<br />What’s the hardest/easiest? Why?<br />What has the least/most bugs? Why?<br />What’s behind/ahead of schedule? Why?<br />
  19. 19. dev / mgmt<br />Mental Picture<br />Story owners<br />More fluid partnerships<br />
  20. 20. dev / mgmt<br />Tasks<br />Well-defined<br />Small<br />
  21. 21. dev / mgmt<br />Fear<br />…leads to suffering<br />
  22. 22. dev<br />Ownership<br />Total product<br />
  23. 23. Now, go blow up some silos!<br />(Knowledge silos only)<br />rockycode.com/blog/tech/project-management/<br />Attributions:<br />Silos image (modified)- CC Attribution - http://www.flickr.com/photos/see-through-the-eye-of-g/4283298553/in/photostream/<br />Explosion image (modified) - Public domain - http://www.flickr.com/photos/ctbto/4926598654/<br />Menkaya font - free - http://www.dafont.com/menkaya.font<br />YolksEmoticons font - free, non-commercial - http://www.dafont.com/yolks-emoticons.font<br />

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