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49:51

Interpreting the Unwritten Rules - or Are They Guidelines?

Posted by Shane Hastie  on  Jul 08, 2014

Shane Hastie presents examples of how the most innocent of question or suggestion can send teams into a spin, and suggests a number of techniques to help create an environment where real communication can happen, irrespective if your team is co-located or distributed.

01:26:43

Lies, Damn Lies, and Estimates

Posted by Seb Rose  on  Jul 04, 2014

Seb Rose wonders if estimates are worthwhile and discusses what business people – Steve McConnell, Demarco, Lister, Disraeli - have to say about this.

49:59

Practicing at the Cutting Edge

Posted by Martin Thompson  on  Jul 03, 2014

Martin Thompson focuses on the evolution of Java and how it contrasts to C/C++, covering the cultural challenges of pushing the limits of performance and how to collaborate with industry experts and organize teams, which often stands at odds with the culture in many organisations.

49:28

Deliberate Advice from an Accidental Career

Posted by Dan North  on  Jul 02, 2014 1

Dan North shares some of the interactions that have shaped his accidental career: the time he killed the production database, the time the team was imploding, the time the boss was wrong, the time he was the boss who was wrong, the time he tried to quit and failed, and a few others, outlining the impact that interactions with people can have on someone.

56:53

Why Agile Doesn't Scale (and What You Can Do about It)

Posted by Dan North  on  Jun 27, 2014 1

Dan North believes Agile scales if teams achieve contextual consistency through shared guiding principles, a clear vision and a common understanding.

01:36:26

Automated Test Hell, or There and Back Again

Posted by Wojciech Seliga  on  Jun 26, 2014 3

Wojciech Seliga shares from experience how complex it can be to deal with thousands of tests -unit, functional, integration, performance- for Atlassian JIRA and what they did to bring it under control.

52:29

Building a Trading Platform in 6 Weeks in an Organization That Would Really Rather We Didn't

Posted by Lance Walton  on  Jun 22, 2014

Lance Walton shares the experience of a small team building a trading platform in 6 weeks in Scala and Lift while fighting against an opposing organizational culture.

01:03:11

TDD: Where Did It All Go Wrong?

Posted by Ian Cooper  on  Jun 22, 2014 9

Ian Cooper reminds what was Kent's original proposition on TDD, what misunderstandings occurred along the way and suggests a better approach to TDD, one that supports development rather impeding it.

59:14

Managing Developers

Posted by Jonathan Mills  on  Jun 14, 2014 1

Jonathan Mills teaches the top attributes of a good manager, showing 10 techniques on how to improve the productivity and satisfaction of a team’s members.

53:23

Risk Management is Project Management for Grown-Ups

Posted by Tim Lister  on  Jun 12, 2014

Tim Lister presents the advantages—and the dangers—of practicing risk management in an adult-like fashion, offering a process for tailoring an organization and discussing how an organization can grow up.

53:58

Unit Testing JavaScript Applications

Posted by Stephen Thomas  on  Jun 10, 2014

Stephen Thomas introduces TDD for JavaScript developers, including useful tools and frameworks.

59:10

Information Radiators - How to Heat Up Your Team

Posted by Martin L. Harbolt  on  May 31, 2014 2

Martin L. Harbolt focuses on methods of providing data to a team to help them remain focused and maintain the rhythm necessary for success: KanBan boards, burn down charts and others, with examples.

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