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PhillyXP Mob Programming Workshop

PhillyXP Mob Programming Workshop

Introducing the practices from my Mob Programming Quick Start Guide to kickoff the PhillyXP Mob Programming Workshop

Anthony Sciamanna

February 18, 2020
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  1. Mob Programming / TDD
    Workshop
    February 18, 2020
    Photo by Sean Lim on Unsplash
    Mob Programming Workshop February 18, 2020
    Anthony Sciamanna
    @asciamanna
    Nick Goede
    @ngoede

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  2. Mob Programming Quick Start Guide
    Photo by Carolyn V on Unsplash

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  3. Use a Mob
    Programming
    Tool
    http://mobster.cc/

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  4. Start with Short
    Switching Intervals
    Five to Seven Minutes

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  5. Disciplined
    Break Taking
    via the Pomodoro Technique
    Taking Breaks in a Disciplined Way – Tim Ottinger

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  6. Pair Mob
    Programming
    with TDD
    Fast feedback cycles
    and team-based flow
    supports working
    in small batches and
    taking breaks

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  7. Strong-Style Pairing Model
    For an idea to go from your head into the computer
    it MUST go through someone else’s hands.
    -Llewellyn Falco – The Strong-Style Pairing Golden Rule


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  8. Full Team
    Participation

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  9. Waste Snake
    Improving daily work is even more important than doing daily
    work.
    -Gene Kim - The DevOps Handbook

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  10. Find the Driver's Level
    Instruct drivers differently based on
    their experience with programming and
    the tools

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  11. Learnings
    Board

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  12. Avoid Runaway
    Drivers

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  13. Debate in Code
    When unsure what direction to go
    try both versions AND THEN debate
    the merits.
    Don’t get lost in abstract discussion
    Nasa Scientists posing for Life Magazine in 1961 in front of board of calculations

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  14. Shared Team Settings
    Streamline working together by having shared
    key mappings and settings

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  15. Invite the Experts
    Stuck? Bring in experts from other
    teams or other organizations to join
    the mob

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  16. Invite the Leaders
    Having organizational leadership
    experience the team’s impediments
    in real-time will help them address
    organizational causes

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  17. Quick Start Guide Download
    https://anthonysciamanna.com/2020/02/15/mob-programming-quick-start-guide.html

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  18. Tonight’s Exercise
    The Greeter Kata – TDD Exercise
    https://github.com/PhillyXP/greeter-kata

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  19. http://bit.ly/phillyxp-mob-programming-workshop

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