Factory, Workshop, Stage

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November 06, 2015

Factory, Workshop, Stage

As developers, the hardest problems we deal with are people. We know how to test - but how do we get *time* to test? We know how to make our code clean - but how do we make clean code a *priority* for our team?

Our model of creating software has long been rooted in the metaphors of manufacturing and industry, and that has placed restrictions on the questions we can answer. Let's consider a new model for software development that places the people who do it in the center of the picture, instead of on the periphery, and see what new insights we can get about our projects.

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November 06, 2015
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  1. FACTORY, WORKSHOP, STAGE Sarah Mei SCNA 2015 Evolving Models of

    Software Creation https://www.flickr.com/photos/chiaralily/5597874964
  2. Hi! I’m Sarah. https://www.flickr.com/photos/lesphotosdejerome/514323710 @sarahmei all the places

  3. Most software projects fail https://www.flickr.com/photos/brentleimenstoll/8403455075

  4. https://www.flickr.com/photos/brentleimenstoll/8403455075 Projects never fail for technical reasons

  5. “The data store was too slow” https://www.flickr.com/photos/zeusandhera/2112069242

  6. Clean code is great https://www.flickr.com/photos/designmag/3637029694

  7. Clean code is not enough https://www.flickr.com/photos/designmag/3637029694

  8. Computers: easy https://www.flickr.com/photos/chrishunkeler/6962418534

  9. PEOPLE https://www.flickr.com/photos/chrishunkeler/6962418534

  10. SOFTWARE IS PEOPLE https://www.flickr.com/photos/chrishunkeler/6962418534

  11. https://www.flickr.com/photos/chrishunkeler/6962418534 We need a model

  12. MODEL: FACTORY https://www.flickr.com/photos/fordeu/5709826282

  13. Assembly Line https://www.flickr.com/photos/fordeu/5709826282

  14. Mass production https://www.flickr.com/photos/fordeu/5709826282

  15. Deming & Taylor https://www.flickr.com/photos/fordeu/5709826282

  16. Commodity Repeatable Replaceable https://www.flickr.com/photos/image-catalog/18100395184

  17. Managers do all the thinking https://www.flickr.com/photos/image-catalog/18100395184

  18. Focus is quality https://www.flickr.com/photos/image-catalog/18100395184

  19. No developer believes this. https://www.flickr.com/photos/82955120@N05/7688424780

  20. “Factory” is in the water https://www.flickr.com/photos/82955120@N05/7688424780

  21. “Factory” is in the language https://www.flickr.com/photos/82955120@N05/7688424780

  22. https://www.flickr.com/photos/82955120@N05/7688424780

  23. PRODUCT SHIPPING https://www.flickr.com/photos/82955120@N05/7688424780

  24. PRODUCT SHIPPING DEVELOPER PRODUCTIVITY WORK QUALITY EMPLOYMENT INDUSTRY https://www.flickr.com/photos/82955120@N05/7688424780

  25. PRODUCT SHIPPING DESIGN IMPLEMENTATION DEVELOPER PRODUCTIVITY WORK QUALITY EMPLOYMENT INDUSTRY

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/82955120@N05/7688424780
  26. PRODUCT SHIPPING DESIGN IMPLEMENTATION DEVELOPER PRODUCTIVITY WORK QUALITY EMPLOYMENT INDUSTRY

    INTEGRATION REMOTE FULLSTACK MANAGEMENT https://www.flickr.com/photos/82955120@N05/7688424780
  27. PRODUCT SHIPPING DESIGN IMPLEMENTATION DEVELOPER PRODUCTIVITY WORK QUALITY EMPLOYMENT INDUSTRY

    HUMAN RESOURCES INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY ASSETS INTEGRATION REMOTE FULLSTACK MANAGEMENT https://www.flickr.com/photos/82955120@N05/7688424780
  28. We unconsciously refer to it https://www.flickr.com/photos/atoach/4256592098

  29. It’s the post- industrial default https://www.flickr.com/photos/atoach/4256592098

  30. We don’t have to use it in software https://www.flickr.com/photos/andyarmstrong/17935499125

  31. MODEL: WORKSHOP https://www.flickr.com/photos/therisinsun/5919003098

  32. https://www.flickr.com/photos/therisinsun/5919003098 Masters, Journeymen, Apprentices

  33. https://www.flickr.com/photos/therisinsun/5919003098 One-of-a-kind

  34. https://www.flickr.com/photos/therisinsun/5919003098 Pride of workmanship

  35. https://www.flickr.com/photos/therisinsun/5919003098 Developers do the thinking

  36. It’s a different view on software https://www.flickr.com/photos/22711505@N05/7304819202

  37. https://www.flickr.com/photos/22711505@N05/7304819202 It suggests different actions

  38. https://www.flickr.com/photos/5_v/12199855844 Round 1: Questions

  39. https://www.flickr.com/photos/jarodcarruthers/16631103620 How do I hire? train? work? remove?

  40. https://www.flickr.com/photos/jarodcarruthers/16631103620 1. How do I hire? F: similarity

  41. https://www.flickr.com/photos/jarodcarruthers/16631103620 1. How do I hire? F: similarity W: potential

  42. https://www.flickr.com/photos/jarodcarruthers/16631103620 2. How do I train?

  43. https://www.flickr.com/photos/jarodcarruthers/16631103620 2. How do I train? F: books, classes

  44. https://www.flickr.com/photos/jarodcarruthers/16631103620 2. How do I train? F: books, classes W:

    guided learning
  45. https://www.flickr.com/photos/jarodcarruthers/16631103620 3. How do I work?

  46. https://www.flickr.com/photos/jarodcarruthers/16631103620 3. How do I work? F: individually

  47. https://www.flickr.com/photos/jarodcarruthers/16631103620 3. How do I work? F: individually W: a

    mix
  48. https://www.flickr.com/photos/jarodcarruthers/16631103620 4. How do I remove?

  49. https://www.flickr.com/photos/jarodcarruthers/16631103620 4. How do I remove? F: pink slip

  50. https://www.flickr.com/photos/jarodcarruthers/16631103620 4. How do I remove? F: pink slip W:

    offer assistance
  51. https://www.flickr.com/photos/5_v/12199855844 Seems legit

  52. https://www.flickr.com/photos/5_v/12199855844 We want to believe

  53. https://www.flickr.com/photos/andyarmstrong/17935499125 Round 2: Observations

  54. https://www.flickr.com/photos/jarodcarruthers/16631103620 5. No more “products”

  55. https://www.flickr.com/photos/jarodcarruthers/16631103620 F: ??? 5. No more “products”

  56. https://www.flickr.com/photos/jarodcarruthers/16631103620 W: ??? F: ??? 5. No more “products”

  57. https://www.flickr.com/photos/jarodcarruthers/16631103620 6. Customers involved

  58. https://www.flickr.com/photos/jarodcarruthers/16631103620 F: call support 6. Customers involved

  59. https://www.flickr.com/photos/jarodcarruthers/16631103620 W: ??? F: call support 6. Customers involved

  60. https://www.flickr.com/photos/jarodcarruthers/16631103620 7. Expensive turnover

  61. https://www.flickr.com/photos/jarodcarruthers/16631103620 7. Expensive turnover F: ???

  62. https://www.flickr.com/photos/jarodcarruthers/16631103620 W: lost investment 7. Expensive turnover F: ???

  63. https://www.flickr.com/photos/jarodcarruthers/16631103620 8. Bad hire = disaster

  64. https://www.flickr.com/photos/jarodcarruthers/16631103620 F: ??? 8. Bad hire = disaster

  65. https://www.flickr.com/photos/jarodcarruthers/16631103620 W: ??? F: ??? 8. Bad hire = disaster

  66. https://www.flickr.com/photos/jarodcarruthers/16631103620 9. Silos make it harder

  67. https://www.flickr.com/photos/jarodcarruthers/16631103620 F: ??? 9. Silos make it harder

  68. https://www.flickr.com/photos/jarodcarruthers/16631103620 W: ??? F: ??? 9. Silos make it harder

  69. We’re missing a model https://www.flickr.com/photos/brentleimenstoll/8406018638

  70. https://www.flickr.com/photos/brentleimenstoll/8406018638 Projects fail because people

  71. https://www.flickr.com/photos/brentleimenstoll/8406018638 We need a model centered on people

  72. https://www.flickr.com/photos/brentleimenstoll/8406018638 We need a model centered on people not product

  73. MODEL: STAGE https://www.flickr.com/photos/ny156uk/8151247360

  74. A play: just dialog https://www.flickr.com/photos/ny156uk/8151247360

  75. A script: just a skeleton https://www.flickr.com/photos/ny156uk/8151247360

  76. Actors selected https://www.flickr.com/photos/pss/424540015

  77. First rehearsal: script & ideas https://www.flickr.com/photos/pss/424540015

  78. Rehearsals change ideas https://www.flickr.com/photos/pss/424540015

  79. Actors play off each other https://www.flickr.com/photos/pss/424540015

  80. There’s a lot of bad acting https://www.flickr.com/photos/pss/424540015

  81. The team gels https://www.flickr.com/photos/pss/424540015

  82. They find a direction https://www.flickr.com/photos/pss/424540015

  83. Lots of hard work ahead https://www.flickr.com/photos/stanzim/20191122833

  84. Direction may change https://www.flickr.com/photos/stanzim/20191122833

  85. OPENING NIGHT doesn’t move! https://www.flickr.com/photos/webtreatsetc/4430285700

  86. Creativity on a deadline https://www.flickr.com/photos/webtreatsetc/4430285700

  87. Elements of art, with boundaries https://www.flickr.com/photos/webtreatsetc/4430285700

  88. Constrained by script & deadline https://www.flickr.com/photos/webtreatsetc/4430285700

  89. Software always has constraints https://www.flickr.com/photos/stanzim/15562256414

  90. Software should allow us creativity https://www.flickr.com/photos/stanzim/15562256414

  91. Script: “e-commerce site” https://www.flickr.com/photos/stanzim/15562256414

  92. Deadline: “done by June 2” https://www.flickr.com/photos/stanzim/15562256414

  93. How: depends on team https://www.flickr.com/photos/stanzim/15562256414

  94. https://www.flickr.com/photos/5_v/12199855844 Can we ask it questions?

  95. https://www.flickr.com/photos/jarodcarruthers/16631103620 How do I hire? train? work? remove?

  96. https://www.flickr.com/photos/jarodcarruthers/16631103620 F: similarity W: potential 1. How do I hire?

  97. https://www.flickr.com/photos/jarodcarruthers/16631103620 F: similarity W: potential S: what they’ll add 1.

    How do I hire?
  98. https://www.flickr.com/photos/jarodcarruthers/16631103620 F: books, classes W: guided learning 2. How do

    I train?
  99. https://www.flickr.com/photos/jarodcarruthers/16631103620 F: books, classes W: guided learning S: hang out,

    just do 2. How do I train?
  100. https://www.flickr.com/photos/jarodcarruthers/16631103620 F: individually W: a mix 3. How do I

    work?
  101. https://www.flickr.com/photos/jarodcarruthers/16631103620 F: individually W: a mix S: a mix 3.

    How do I work?
  102. https://www.flickr.com/photos/jarodcarruthers/16631103620 F: pink slip W: offer assistance 4. How do

    I remove?
  103. https://www.flickr.com/photos/jarodcarruthers/16631103620 F: pink slip W: offer assistance S: different team

    4. How do I remove?
  104. https://www.flickr.com/photos/5_v/12199855844 Stage answers questions better

  105. https://www.flickr.com/photos/jarodcarruthers/16631103620 W: building a thing F: producing things 5. No

    more “products”
  106. https://www.flickr.com/photos/jarodcarruthers/16631103620 W: building a thing F: producing things S: creating

    an experience 5. No more “products”
  107. https://www.flickr.com/photos/jarodcarruthers/16631103620 W: accept our work F: call support 6. Customers

    involved
  108. https://www.flickr.com/photos/jarodcarruthers/16631103620 W: accept our work F: call support S: contribute!

    6. Customers involved
  109. https://www.flickr.com/photos/jarodcarruthers/16631103620 W: lost investment F: ??? 7. Expensive turnover

  110. https://www.flickr.com/photos/jarodcarruthers/16631103620 W: lost investment F: ??? S: different styles, group

    re-gels 7. Expensive turnover
  111. https://www.flickr.com/photos/jarodcarruthers/16631103620 W: ??? F: ??? 8. Bad hire = disaster

  112. https://www.flickr.com/photos/jarodcarruthers/16631103620 W: ??? F: ??? S: no more ability to

    “play” 8. Bad hire = disaster
  113. https://www.flickr.com/photos/jarodcarruthers/16631103620 W: ??? F: ??? 9. Silos make it harder

  114. https://www.flickr.com/photos/jarodcarruthers/16631103620 W: ??? F: ??? S: no rehearsals = quality

    varies 9. Silos make it harder
  115. https://www.flickr.com/photos/5_v/12199855844 Stage explains observations better

  116. https://www.flickr.com/photos/glassholic/18419412479 Models co-exist

  117. Factory shows us the business around us https://www.flickr.com/photos/glassholic/18419412479

  118. Workshop shows us hands-on-keyboard https://www.flickr.com/photos/glassholic/18419412479

  119. https://www.flickr.com/photos/chrishunkeler/6962418534 how we work together Stage shows us:

  120. https://www.flickr.com/photos/chrishunkeler/6962418534 how we relate to each other Stage shows us:

  121. https://www.flickr.com/photos/chrishunkeler/6962418534 how we keep joy and creativity Stage shows us:

  122. https://www.flickr.com/photos/chrishunkeler/6962418534 group dynamics Stage shows us:

  123. https://www.flickr.com/photos/chrishunkeler/6962418534 people Stage shows us:

  124. https://www.flickr.com/photos/chrishunkeler/6962418534 the hardest part of software Stage shows us:

  125. https://www.flickr.com/photos/chrishunkeler/6962418534 Try it

  126. It’s messy https://www.flickr.com/photos/abstract-art-fons/8958250964

  127. It’s chaotic https://www.flickr.com/photos/abstract-art-fons/8958250964

  128. It’s holistic https://www.flickr.com/photos/abstract-art-fons/8958250964

  129. It’s inclusive https://www.flickr.com/photos/abstract-art-fons/8958250964

  130. It’s accessible https://www.flickr.com/photos/abstract-art-fons/8958250964

  131. It’s human https://www.flickr.com/photos/abstract-art-fons/8958250964

  132. Just like software https://www.flickr.com/photos/abstract-art-fons/8958250964

  133. Sarah Mei, DevMynd Software Thank you! @sarahmei https://www.flickr.com/photos/chiaralily/5597874964