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Chris Lucian and Austin Chadwick discuss all things agile and product development from a mob programming perspective.
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgt1lVMrdwlZKBaerxxp2iQ

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Chris Lucian and Austin Chadwick discuss all things agile and product development from a mob programming perspective.
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgt1lVMrdwlZKBaerxxp2iQ

    What’s a Second Brain and Why You Should Have One with Vince Carpino and Jason Storey

    What’s a Second Brain and Why You Should Have One with Vince Carpino and Jason Storey

    How do you compile knowledge? How do you capture ideas, inspirations, insights, and connections? How do you keep it all organized? What would it look like to do this for a team or mob? 
    Join Chris as he explores with Vince Carpino and Jason Storey the intriguing world of second brains. First, Vince defines a second brain and shares about his productivity journey with second brains. Second, they dive into the many different implementations of a second brain ranging from Zettelkasten to Bullet Journaling to Commonplace Books. Throughout they not only talk about benefits of having a second brain but they also share their own personal experiences with them. Lastly, they give some tips for a team or mob who may want to experiment with implementing a collective second brain. 
    Video and Show Notes: https://youtu.be/oN8TXOR8sMk  

    • 47 min
    Onboarding Graduates via Ensemble Bootcamps with Sean Cowan and Andy Graham

    Onboarding Graduates via Ensemble Bootcamps with Sean Cowan and Andy Graham

    After graduating, what was your onboarding experience like for your first job? What was lacking? What was good? What would it look like to turn up the good all the way for onboarding? 
    Join Chris and Austin as they discuss with Sean Cowan and Andy Graham their exciting ensemble bootcamp for onboarding new graduates. First, they discuss the origin story for this internal bootcamp. Second, they not only share what it is like to be a new grad in this program but they also share what it is like to be a mentor to these new grads. Lastly, Sean and Andy talk about many of the goals and principles behind the bootcamp. Come join us to find out how many new grads discover XP and craftsmanship in this onboarding process to later become positive disrupters in their first production team.
    Video and show notes: https://youtu.be/WU360h8MnJo  

    • 45 min
    Software Teaming Book with Woody Zuill and Kevin Meadows

    Software Teaming Book with Woody Zuill and Kevin Meadows

    Ever been in a software group that was so effective that it truly lived up to the word "team"? If so, what was it like? What was the differentiator that took it beyond the infamous office posters of so-called "teams" into the realm of actual teaming?
    Join Chris and Austin as they celebrate and discuss with Woody Zuill and Kevin Meadows the second edition of the Software Teaming Book that Woody and Kevin just published. Woody and Kevin not only explore the inspiring software teaming concept from Amy Edmondson's Teaming book but also they dive into the genesis of the first and second editions of their Software Teaming book. Woody and Kevin talk about what changes were made in the second edition and why. They share about how they collaborated to write the book and why Kent Beck was asked to write the foreword. Lastly, they riff on different analogies for teaming (e.g., Orchestra, Jazz Band, Improv Comedy Group) and on the unity and diversity they have experienced in mob/ensemble programming. 
    Video and Show Notes: https://youtu.be/ri-35oHWIU8  

    • 47 min
    Mob Station Hardware

    Mob Station Hardware

    While the lean wastes of task switching, defects, handoffs, and relearning are certainty inhibitors of flow for a team, ever seen the waste of waiting on slow hardware muck up the works? What hardware setups for teams, ensembles, and mobs have you seen help keep things flowing? 
    Join Chris and Austin as they share experiences with Mob Station Hardware. Chris kicks it off with the end of Moore's Law and the implications for processor architecture. Then they both share on the impact of hardware on test speed (e.g., approval tests) and mob lean flow. After talking about pet vs. cattle hardware, they touch on hardware resilience to failure and mob resiliency to hardware failure.
    Video and Show Notes: https://youtu.be/rbrKWObgEbM 

    • 11 min
    London vs. Detroit Mob TDD

    London vs. Detroit Mob TDD

    You may have heard of London style Test Driven Development (TDD). You also may have heard of Detroit or Chicago style TDD.However, what do these two styles look like "out in the wild" in real production code? How about on teams collaborating via Ensemble Programming?
    Come join Chris and Austin as they share about their mob programming experiences of London TDD and Detroit/Chicago TDD. They not only talk about the pros and cons of each style in practice but they also talk about when they have seen each style done well and each style done poorly. Then they get practical about when to "shift gears" to experiment with a different style to fit the situation of the code and the team/mob.
    Video and Show Notes: https://youtu.be/n3thEwckXIs 

    • 32 min
    Fast Feedback and Fun in iOS Development with Jon Reid

    Fast Feedback and Fun in iOS Development with Jon Reid

    When planning iOS work and writing iOS code, how fast are your feedback loops? How much fun are you having in your work? Are the two things related?
    Join Chris and Austin as they discuss with Jon Reid how fast feedback and fun in iOS development was greatly amplified for him. They first dive into discovery trees for visualizing work. Then after some "hot takes" on the state of architecture and design in iOS development, they jump into the impact of technical practices and Extreme Programming (XP) in that iOS world. Lastly, Jon shares on the joys of finally being on a full XP team. 
    Video and Show Notes: https://youtu.be/ndxjPNDWUjs  

    • 47 min

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