XP2016 – Day 1 – XP at Scale – Elisabeth Hendrickson
Some notes from the opening Keynote at XP2016 from Elisabeth Hendrickson.
Some Principles at Pivotal:
Separate what & how
Ensure fast feedback
Team Own Quality
Reflect, Adapt, Experiment
Pairing is really important. Do it as part of your recruitment.
Scaling problems are highlighted in the analogy “Tragedy of the Commons”
“Without intervention work rolls down hill!” Sometimes teams need to help and guidance.
Why isn’t XP practiced widely?
Some more Pivotal Principles…..
Use Conyway’s law to your advantage
Teams own things
Team that owns that thing tests that thing
Relentless feedback cycles
Collaborate, reduce Hand Offs
Empathy is our advantage….
“Don’t do it for me, do it WITH me”
If Field engineers encounter problems they are encouraged to pair with the team to get it resolved. Pair all the time with everyone!
Some new techniques Pivotal have applied……
Big team standup
Cross team retros
Cross Team Pairing
Regular Exploratory Testing
Some new roles at Pivotal…
Engineering Director / Leadership Liaison
I will be blogging throughout the conference. You can check out my previous post about Dan North’s workshop here