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Agile Project Management – Self-Organisation: The Secret Sauce for Improving your Scrum Team

Posted by Tara Hamilton-Whitaker on September 7, 2009

A ‘must watch’ Google Tech Talk by Jeff Sutherland, one of the founders of Scrum, about the ‘secret’ ways to achieve ‘hyper-productivity’ in an Agile Project Mangement environment.

In this seminar, Jeff talks about the following topics:

  • Introduction to the ‘Scrum But…’ (!)
  • How to monetise improved team performance
  • Shock therapy as a strategy for booting up teams.
  • The Cosmic Stopping Problem, otherwise known as the choice uncertainty principle.
  • Punctuated equilibrium – how software systems evolve

Google Tech Talks
September 4, 2008

ABSTRACT

High performance depends on the self-organizing capability of teams. Understanding how this works and how to avoid destroying self-organization is a challenge. Until you understand complex adaptive systems and how Toyota works it is difficult to improve team velocity.

Jeff will discuss three core topics:

  1. Shock therapy as a strategy for booting up teams.
  2. The Cosmic Stopping Problem, otherwise known as the choice uncertainty principle.
  3. Punctuated equilibrium – how software systems evolve

Take advantage of these concepts and you may find a way to achieve the ultimate potential of a team. This session will be a “Deep Agile” presentation keying off topics presented to engineers at MIT.

Speaker: Jeff Sutherland
Dr. Jeff Sutherland is one of the co-creators of the Scrum software development process. He and Ken Schwaber invented Scrum in 1993. Since then he has worked with many software companies and IT organizations to extend and enhance this process.

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So, You Want to be a Software Programming Rock Star?

Posted by Tara Hamilton-Whitaker on September 7, 2009

A great Google Tech Talk by Joshua Kerievsky, where he discusses some of the challenges faced by programmers, common gotchas and how Industrial Logic ‘s eLearning albums can help you to improve your Programming Skills.

Some of the following topics:

  • What are ‘code smells’ i.e. bad design
  • How do you improve the design of existing code (java, C++, C#)
  • How do you write good unit tests?
  • Test Driven Development
  • How do you deal effectively with legacy code?
  • Design Patterns

ABSTRACT

Presented by Joshua Kerievsky.

Software programming rock stars test-drive their code, refactor mercilessly and deftly apply design patterns.

If youd like to get from musician to rock star status, a good place to start is Industrial Logics eLearning albums. Crafted over the past 4 years, these interactive, multimedia tracks feature challenging labs that rank your level and suggest improvements, engaging videos by experts, stimulating quizzes and an ability to ask questions and receive answers by knowledgeable practitioners.

Join Joshua Kerievsky, founder of Industrial Logic, as he guides you through his company’s state-of-the-art eLearning albums on timeless software design skills.

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Interfaces and the Future of Ruby

Posted by Tara Hamilton-Whitaker on September 3, 2009

An interesting Google Tech Talk by Yehuda Katz on the subject of Interfaces and the future of Ruby.

Yehuda Katz, a new member of the Rails Core Ream, has been working with Ruby and Rails since before Rails 1.0. He is the lead developer of the Merb project, which recently announced a merger with Rails.

Yehuda is co-author of jQuery in Action, a contributor to Ruby in Practice, and is currently working on Merb in Action, set to be the first Merb book on the market.

Enjoy!

Google Tech Talk
August 13, 2009

ABSTRACT

Presented at the Ruby Meet Up by Yehuda Katz.

Yehuda will walk you through some of the new features in Rails 3, including how Rails has become significantly more modular, making it easier than ever to replace a part of Rails with an equivalent component.

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