Enhancing Team Effectiveness with Mob Programming - with Woody Zuill
Five people at one computer?! How can that possibly be productive? While this seems like a reasonable question, it's not easily answered - until we begin to understand the power of flow.
Mob Programming emerged from the quest of one team to learn how to work well together. Once we started collaborating at one computer, with everyone focusing on the same thing at the same time, we almost immediately noticed some good things were happening:
- We were getting more done
- We were making better decisions about what to work on
- The quality of our work was increasing dramatically
- Our knowledge, skills, and capabilities were improving rapidly
- And all while we were having a lot of fun!
I’ll share my thoughts on why Mob Programming worked well for us - and the importance of both psychological and lean flow.
About Woody Zuill
Woody Zuill, a Programmer, Senior Consultant, Trainer, and Agile Coach, has been programming computers for 35+ years.
He is a pioneer of the Mob Programming approach to teamwork in software development, and is considered one of the founders of the "#NoEstimates" discussion on Twitter.