- Consulting / Coaching
- Jeff’s Blog
One Thing At a Time (18-Feb-2019)
In this blog post for Ranorex, I present OTAAT: One Thing At A Time, one of the most effective habits you can adopt as a software developer. From tackling stories to designing tests to refactoring, doing more than OTAAT is a guaranteed way to waste time. I’ll talk about how OTAAT instead helps makes life easier in general.
Does Mobbing Really Speed Us Up? (5-Nov-2018)
I keep hearing from teams who are mobbing, where everyone is in the same room with a WIP limit of one, that “we go faster.” Really! How is that possible?
In this blog post for Ranorex, I talk about my use of mobbing and pairing in training environments, then segue into a discussion of the value of minimizing WIP. Finally, I present a long list of reasons why mobbing might actually allow teams to go faster.
Passive review after code (PRAC) is largely a waste of time.
In this blog post for Ranorex, I provide some reasons why active review is better than PRAC. I discuss pairing and mobbings as two forms of active rule, and present a core rule for review that focuses on outcome instead of mechanism.
Balancing Mobbing, Pairing, and Solo Work (21-Jun-2018)
(Well, I like the Oxford comma, even though my editors do not.)
I view modes of working as akin to tools–you want to use the right tool for the right job or situation. In this blog post for Gurock, I talk about the distinctions around appropriateness for mob programming and pair programming. I also admit to enjoying the ability to work alone from time to time.