July 2015 Blog Posts (3)

Self Orgnizing Team #2 - Footballs

Below is a handout that was given at the beginning of the day. A second handout was given just after lunch. Together they define an exercise designed to require teams to work out and demonstrate these skills:

  1. Self organization of teams when given full reign (and full responsibility).
  2. How to work with what you're given, even when extremely sparse.
  3. How to deliver iteratively (MVP).
  4. How to keep parts of the solution decoupled from one…

Added by Bob Allen @CuriousAgilist on July 20, 2015 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Ready for the 2015 Global Edition?

We are very excited to announce this year's Global Day of Coderetreat!

On Saturday, November 14th, 2015, thousands of developers all over the globe will join us to honour our craft, share knowledge, and practice by “playing our instruments behind the scenes” to learn from each other.

Last year, about 150 Coderetreats and 2,000 participants all over the globe joined us for the Global Day of Coderetreat. This year we expect even more!



Added by Pandichi Alin-Ionut on July 15, 2015 at 10:14am — No Comments

Self Organizing Team(s) Exercise

The following are instructions handed out to participants at a recent workshop I ran. The stated goals of the exercise are to create a micro-service based calculator, a patently absurd goal. The real purpose of the exercise is the allow the attendees to learn for themselves how to self organize, providing only as much guidance as proves necessary. The results are described below the handout.

<begin handout>

Welcome to ICC, Incremental Calculator Corp.…


Added by Bob Allen @CuriousAgilist on July 9, 2015 at 7:00pm — 1 Comment

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