Yesterday (July, 2015) we did a lunch-n-learn at GameStop HQ on pair programming. I think it was a great success, largely because we serve food, and I've been told that everything goes better when people are sharing a meal together (and even better with adult beverages).
Are you interested in Pair Programming? I'll confess, the term is a bit misleading. I was asked by multiple people if the topic was just for programmers. No - no it's not just a programming technique. It is also for any kind of knowledge work. Such as testing, or analysis, or writing stories, or ... yes coding, scripting, excel spreadsheets, etc.
Try this exercise at your next group improvement meeting... let me know if it works for you - what could be improved?
PDF of slide presentations included.
One possible idea... the team get's it... but realizes something is still happening in the old way...
And if they are pissed off, and this meme allows them to blow off steam (laugh at the situation) who is the subset of people they are pissed off with? What's the nature of that cognitive dissonance (the thing that makes these scenes funny)?
http://www.teamfirstdevelopment.com/warm-ups/ Has lots of great ideas for team warmups.
What do you think... is worker happiness a SMART goal for leadership?
- Agile Transition Guide, 2013 - present
am an Agile software development coach with 20+ years developing software solutions
within a variety of industries. I have experienced the power of the
Agile philosophy to unleash a team’s full potential. I enjoy mentoring
individuals and coaching teams. I believe in empowering the team with
self-organization to provide the motivation to move the team along the
productivity curve toward ultra performance. I have experience teaching
Scrum and XP practices to multiple groups that evolved into Agile teams
delivering quality software.
- Chapman UnivOrganizational Leadership, 2009 - 2010
- UNC-CharlotteMech. Engineering, 1980 - 1985
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