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November 2009 Blog Posts (4)

Pair Exchange Program

I just finished the first ever pair programming exchange program!



It all started when I was at SDTConf back in October. I don't remember the exact conversation, but the question was generally if software development as a craft takes two programmers pairing together to pass on and practice the craft then how will it ever scale?



Someone jokingly suggested that…

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Added by Audrey R. Troutt on November 19, 2009 at 6:00pm — 2 Comments

On Teams- Forming, Changes and Stability: An Opinion piece.

On Teams- Forming, Changes and Stability: An Opinion piece.



Teams are a collection of individuals that come together as a cohesive unit to work on a shared common goal. The group understands that the shared goals and outcomes are achievable if everyone cooperates and works towards a solution as a team, much like being in a lifeboat together. When we are in that boat together we learn to deal with those who are different and to tolerate those we don't like.



This is a basic,… Continue

Added by Ravindar Gujral on November 8, 2009 at 12:36am — No Comments

Death by Team Room, or Teamroom-Acide

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Agile teams are often co-located with all team members sitting in one physical room. The rooms are often spacious, with ample natural light, an effective layout, nearby private space, etc., and, as a result, productivity is high.



But, there is an anti-pattern; productivity-robbing team rooms that please no one,…
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Added by David A. Bulkin on November 7, 2009 at 3:06pm — No Comments

My learnings at Code Retreat Philadelphia

I have published a summary of what happened during the first Philadelphia code retreat.

Read all about it here

Cheers,
Sebastian

Added by Sebastian Hermida on November 2, 2009 at 10:45pm — No Comments

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