Software Methodologies Experiment

At this meetup, we will experiment with a few different software methodologies. This will be a hands on activity were we will split into teams and will work to solve the same relatively complex problem using various different software development approaches. After, we'll retro on the experiment of course!

Won't say more, or we'll spoil the fun... a few points for clarity:

1. No coding experience required. Devs, Designers, PMs, Testers... all are welcomed.
2. No previous experience with Agile or Lean methods required.

Agenda: 

6:00pm - Meet and greet. There will be pizza... :-D

6:30 pm - Agile 101 - Covering basics of Scrum, Kanban and other methodologies that we'll be applying to our experiment. 

7:00 pm - Let the experiment begin!! 

Looking forward to seeing you all in May :-D

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  • Phil G.

    May 27, 2014

  • Francine R.

    It was great to see how different approaches were used and the feedback received from the teams.... perhaps next time we can try building Pizza?
    http://www.agile42.com/en/training/kanban-pizza-game/
    There were many tasks required to build these and the process becomes more apparent - using scrum for example......just a suggestion

    May 14, 2014

    • Glenn W.

      That is a great suggestion to run the Kanban Pizza Game! I'd would love to actually play it.

      May 15, 2014

  • Anton K.

    The experiment was exciting, it showed strengths and weaknesses of used methodologies. Thank you to the organizers for that wonderful experience!

    But I do not understand why the waterfall teams were divided into designers and developers which could not wear more than one hat at a time.
    Are not the best designers coming from the senior development stuff?
    And how else you maintain your designers skills fresh if not letting them gets their hands dirty with coding now and then?
    Also, why not let the developers give design ideas? That is not a part of the waterfall.
    Just my 2 cents ...

    PS. I would be very curious to see the Eiffel tower built with Agile. I doubt I would want to climb it.

    May 14, 2014

  • Vanessa B.

    It was a very smart approach to test out the software methodologies. Had fun!

    May 14, 2014

  • Ryan K.

    Excellent, very fun experiment.

    May 14, 2014

  • vanajan

    the hands on approach to build the structure to hold marshmallow using software methodologies was simply amazing.

    May 14, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    It was awesome, I love that it involves high amount of interactions. And the coaches were well prepared.

    May 13, 2014

  • Claudia C.

    Was very interesting to have hands on the methodologies with people that we have not met before and see that it worked :)

    May 13, 2014

  • Neil S.

    Lots of people. Hands on activities. Very knowledgeable leaders. Even food!

    May 13, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I like experiments! Looking forward to it!

    1 · April 25, 2014

  • george j.

    Sounds like a great idea. Looking forward to going.

    1 · April 15, 2014

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