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Wednesday, May 24 • 13:30 - 14:30
Tackling 16 Years of Legacy Code With Mob Programming and LEGO®

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Picture the scene. You've joined a new team that work on the most important product in the company. There's just one catch. The code base is using 2002 technology and the attitude has been "get it done" since then.

Things need to change fast. To reduce the amount of work in process you adopt mob programming - where the whole team work on only one task together on one computer - and start creating a culture of safety over fear. Things start to feel better but you can't help but feel that your being distracted from your goal.

In this case study you will learn about how a team can go from individuals to a mob. You'll also hear how the most powerful improvement tool the team found was to use Lego to represent time spent. After this you'll know about mob programming, making problems visual with Lego and how that combination doubled the productivity for this team in six months.

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Joe Wright

Arnold Clark
Joe Wright is a tech lead that specialises in helping legacy teams with monolithic codebases. He targets the culture of teams, removing anything that they fear while improving the technical capabilities of the team. Joe is an ex-ThoughtWorker, organiser of the CodeCraft conference... Read More →

Wednesday May 24, 2017 13:30 - 14:30 CEST
Ballroom C 1st Floor