Mobbing: the journey

10–12th May 2017 at thestudio

A 45 minute Experience Report by:

Damon Skelhorn

ao.com

Paul Clark

ao.com

Slides from session

The slides used for this session are available to download from here.

About this Experience Report

In 2016, Woody Zuill gave his 'mobbing' keynote at Agile Manchester. A week later, a new team with a new mission decided to give it a try. Come and experience our journey of how and why we adopted mobbing.

You'll hear about what we got right and what didn't quite work out. You'll also hear how mobbing affected us as a team, how by rejecting the premise of "we've always done it this way" caused ripple effects in how we think and function as a team.

About the Speakers

Damon Skelhorn

Damon Skelhorn has been programming since the young age of 13 and has worked as an engineer in a variety of companies, from web hosting to creative agencies.

Now in his early thirties, he has spent the past 4 years at AO.com – a European electrical retailer – initially starting as an engineer keen to learn from others, now using what he's learned to help others as a team leader.

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Paul Clark

Paul Clark is a test engineer at ao.com, based in Bolton. He has 7 years’ experience in the testing field, across a variety of industries, within departments of various maturities. He has worked to build his skills in automation, agile practices - and occasionally tries to blend in with the devs when no one is looking.

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