AGM & Leveraging the Mob Mentality

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Hope you can attend this month’s Agile Auckland event. We will have a quick Annual General Meeting (AGM) where you can meet the committee members who will share Agile Auckland's current position and purpose. Please get in touch with us at [masked] if you would like to nominate yourself or if you are interested in joining the committee. We promise it won't be boring! Look for a separate email with more details to follow.

Leveraging the Mob Mentality presented by Jim Buchan

What is mob programming?
When is it useful to do mobbing?
What special workspace is needed for mobbing?
What are some challenges, tips and tricks for effective mobbing?
What are the benefits of mobbing?
Should testers and analysts be part of the mob?
Will the mob fail if all the mob members are introverted?

This presentation will answer these questions based on some lessons learned from Mob Programming at MYOB and some insights from an international survey of mobbers. You will also see a cool time-lapse video of mobbing!

About Jim:
Jim is a software engineering researcher and teacher at AUT with previous experience in industry and academia. He is Co-Director of the Software Engineering Research Lab (SERL) at AUT where he works with staff and PhD students to understand and improve the development of software. He partners with a number of companies to work on cool problems they are curious about. One of Jim’s goals is to develop curious and creative students who are work ready, and he works with industry partners to keep the learning useful and up-to-date. Another of Jim’s goals is to help the development of the software industry in NZ Inc by investigating and sharing evidence-based answers to common software development challenges.