I had an opportunity to check in with several experience reporters and get an update. With their permission I recorded some of these conversations, to share with the Agile community.
Our first podcast is a conversation between Aaron Griffith, from Hunter Industries who presented the experience report, Mob Programming for the Introverted. Aaron discusses how it is to be an introvert joining a mob programming team. As we chatted, Chris Lucien, also of Hunter Industries spotted us and joined in our conversation. At the time we spoke, Hunter Industries was in the midst of growing its mob. You’ll find, as you listen to our conversation, that Aaron finds ways to take care of himself and his needs for quiet time and reflection…yet when he does work independently, he finds he misses the camaraderie of the mob. We introverts are social creatures, too.
Our next podcast is a conversation I had with Daniel Vacanti, Co-founder and CEO at ActionableAgile. Daniel, along with Pradeep Singh, presented the experience report, Ultimate Kanban: Scaling Agile Without Frameworks at Ultimate Software. We discuss flow and how paying attention to the amount the work you have in progress can lead to dramatic improvements in what you are able to deliver. Daniel also explains how forecasting can be easily done using simple tools, once you start measuring your flow of value.