11 - 13 May 2016

thestudio, Manchester, UK

A journey in mob programming

Joe Lloyd Advanced Legal

Session type: Case Study
Session duration: 45 minutes

About this Case Study

Summer 2015, and a highly skeptical team tries out mob programming for a week to see what all the fuss is about.

Months later, and they wouldn't work any other way. This session follows the life of a team at Advanced Legal who get all their work done together, at the same time, on a single computer.

They've found it gives them more discipline to do the right things, more freedom to do what they need to do, to work with the right people and learn and continuously improve as individuals and as a team.

It's not always been an easy ride, but the transformation has been overwhelmingly positive and built a strong, fearless, self-organising team in a short space of time.

About the Speaker

Joe is a software developer who is committed to continuous improvement, loves surprises and making every mistake exactly once. He believes in self organising teams, finding that perfect flow, and will suggest having a retrospective any time you let him.


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