Keynote: Deliberate discovery: code like you mean it
Modern software delivery involves a top-down decomposition of a problem into packets of analysis, design, programming, testing, integration and deployment, as well as documentation and training. No
matter how well we structure our approach to these activities, whether iterative or sequential, our success rate is still way below what it should be.
Dan thinks it's because we are focusing on the wrong
things, which means any software delivery is no more than a happy accident.
In this talk, he explains why ignorance is the greatest enemy to success, and presents some strategies and techniques for deliberately reducing ignorance, increasing learning and moving towards more deterministic and lower risk software delivery.
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ABOUT DAN NORTH
Dan writes software and coaches teams in agile and lean methods. He believes in putting people first and writing simple, pragmatic software. He believes that most problems that teams face are about communication, which is why he puts so much emphasis
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PODCAST KEYNOTE: DELIBERATE DISCOVERY: CODE LIKE YOU MEAN IT
This session took part at the Agile Testing & BDD eXchange 2010. You can view the other 6 podcasts here.