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I'd like to talk about why I see so many agile teams struggling with failure.
It's not that they don't know what they need to do.
They just don't believe that they have permission to do what they need to do.
Do you know how to give, ask, and make permission?
In a very short talk, Tim will call out the strong antipathy that exists between abstraction and duplication in object-oriented design.
Do you have a lot of duplication? Have you considered it might be a lack of abstraction that caused it, and that increasing your level of abstraction might be the only cure?
I've always said that an expert is someone who knows what all the mistakes look like. So, do you want to know how your peers are failing at agile? I will discuss the most common failure modes I see. You might be amazed at how sensible and logical these horribly wrong ideas are, especially to the newly agile organization. Come laugh, cry, and share the failure modes that may well target the next wave of Agile remediation ...more »
Why does it seem that we don't understand how to manage programmers, testers, or even managers?
With the whole "industrial factory" metaphor breaking down, what are we to think?
The answers? THIS STUFF IS BRAND NEW (evolutionarily speaking) and nobody really knows what to do about it.
This is why YOU might be the most important people in the history of programming.