Mob Programming Presentation and Dojo Session Video

By Woody Zuill The folks at vNext OC recorded the Mob Programming presentation and session I held at the April 10th 2013 meeting in Newport Beach, California. The video covers the presentation, and the first 20 minutes of the coding dojo part of the session. If you have nothing to do for the next few hours, please …

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How does the mob get away with no estimates?

Does the mob really use no estimates? In the time that we have done development as a mob we have done no estimates for management. We value our time as a mob highly and spending that time making guesses about how long it would take us to do something rather than using that time to …

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Happiness – A Guest Article by Llewellyn Falco

Llewellyn Falco has visited our Mob Programming team many times.  I asked Llewellyn if he could write a guest article for us about his experience with Mob Programming, and here it is.  Thanks Llewellyn! I have had a different experience. I sat with a team that was happy, joyful even. They were hopeful, energetic and …

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Jim McCarthy Visits The Mob

McCarthy Bootcamp This week Jim and Michele McCarthy brought the McCarthy Bootcamp to San Diego (with the help of the amazing Erik Meade, and perhaps a few other local Agilists). This post isn’t about the Bootcamp or the Core Protocol – which are well worth reading about and experiencing.  You can learn more about these and …

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Team, Team, Team, Team, Team – I even love saying the word: Team.

You ever watch The IT Crowd? There is a nice little skit in an early episode where the boss [Denholm] fires a whole floor of workers who can’t work as a team, and then he prepares to fire the security team if they can’t work as a team. Here is a quote from Denholm just after …

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Mob Programming – where did you get the name?

Several people have asked about how we chose the name “Mob Programming” for our practice. Here is my memory of it: It seems we naturally give names to anything nameable Once we started working using this practice, we found ourselves wanting to call it something.  We started calling it different things:  Crowd programming, Pair ++,  …

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