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Product Sashimi is delicious!

On October 2nd I participated in a Product Sashimi workshop with J. B. Rainsberger and Bonnie Aumann.

This workshop was all about learning how to "slice a product thinly" so that you can actually ship something of value quickly. We also spent a lot of time working on how to help turn a fuzzy customer product idea into something concrete that you can start to work on. I summarized it to my team like this: You customer comes in and they are… Continue

Added by Audrey R. Troutt on October 6, 2010 at 11:30am — No Comments

Code Kata August

Thank you to Andre, Bonnie, Adam, Aaron and Sebastian for coming out to Code Kata night at the Math Forum! This was an experimental kata night in that we were trying out architectural katas for the first time.

In the beginning we went through a summary of the basic elements of architecture: communication/distribution, presentation/interaction, state management, processing, resource management and tools. For this we followed the slides that Ted Neward provided especially for this…


Added by Audrey R. Troutt on August 25, 2010 at 9:30am — 3 Comments

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…


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


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