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Monday, August 5 • 2:00pm - 3:15pm
Mob Programming - A Whole Team Approach (Woody Zuill) LIMITED

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Mob Programming is a development practice where the whole team works on the same thing, at the same time, in the same space, and at the same computer. This is a Whole Team approach to doing all the work the team does - including coding, designing, testing, and working with the cusotmer (partner, Product Owner, user, etc). We have expanded the team nature of all the work we do - not just planning, retrospectives, and a daily standup or other meeting - but all the work that the team does. This could be thought of as Pair Programming++, or continuous collaboration, perhaps.

In other words, this is an evolutionary step to the pair programming, face-to-face communication, team alignment, collaboration, and self organizing team concepts of the Agile approach to software development.

I'll share how we've been using this practice to super-charge our development efforts and deliver high value software for almost 2 years. We'll see what it looks like, the benefits, and how to do it yourself. In our workplace we Mob Programm all day, every day, but we'll also explore some ideas on how you can employ all of the concepts and practices (and get the benefits) of Mob Programming in your own company even if you can't do it all day, every day.

### What it looks like:

* I have photos, a short time-lapse video of a full day, and a few drawings that make it easy to see the basic approach and how we have arranged things

### We'll see some of the benefits ###

* More productive coding
* Incidents are known to everyone immediately and solved quickly before moving to production
* Nearly 100% bug free code in production
* Teams overall productivity increased by an order of magnitude
* Blocking issues become visible immediately, and are dealt with immediately - no hiding
* Easy to gather for meetings since our meeting space is our mobbing space
* No Need for Daily Stand-ups – we are always in alignment
* Less repetitive stress and other health issues (and we use a lot of hand sanitizer)
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Woody Zuill

Independent Agile Guide, Independent Agile Guide
I've been a software developer for 36+ years, and I'm an Agile enthusiast. I work as an Independent Agile Guide. I worked with the original "Mob Programming" team at Hunter Industries, and have been instrumental highlighting "No Estimates" concepts. I've enjoy sharing my Agile experiences... Read More →

Monday August 5, 2013 2:00pm - 3:15pm CDT
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