Episode 38: Diverse Agile Teams with Marlena Compton, Betsy Haibel, and Jennifer Tu
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Diverse Agile Teams with Marlena Compton, Betsy Haibel, and Jennifer Tu TableXI is now offering training for developers and products teams! For more info, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Get your FREE career growth strategy information and techniques! (https://stickynote.game) Guests Marlena Compton (https://twitter.com/marlenac): Organizer of PearConf (https://pearconf.splashthat.com/). Betsy Haibel (https://twitter.com/betsythemuffin): CTO at Cohere (https://www.wecohere.com/). Jennifer Tu (https://twitter.com/jtu): Co-Founder at Cohere (https://www.wecohere.com/). Summary How do common Agile practices like pair programming and retrospectives work when you have diverse teams? How can you make sure that underrepresented team members have their voices heard, and how does doing so improve the way that your team delivers software? Besty Haibel, Jennifer Tu, and Marlena Compton discuss ways in which Agile practices can better serve your team in the real world. For more discussion, be sure to check out PearConf (https://pearconf.splashthat.com/). Notes 02:05 - Pairing and Agile Development on Diverse Teams Betsy on Twitter (https://twitter.com/betsythemuffin/status/990568867683500034) 04:31 - Implicit Agreement, Teaching Vs Exploring, and Power Differentials in Pairing Ruby DCamp (http://rubydcamp.org) Code Retreat (https://www.coderetreat.org) Allison McMillan (https://twitter.com/allie_p) 08:52 - Understanding and Improving Team Dynamics: Building a Library of Smells Pairing With Privilege (https://pearconf.splashthat.com) Ping Pong Pairing (http://wiki.c2.com/?PairProgrammingPingPongPattern) Troll Pairing Table XI Pair-A-Palooza Station (https://uploads.fireside.fm/images/e/e2f17a1d-4992-4c1c-b414-0780dcd58bc3/SAElUnop.jpg) 17:57 - Good Agile Pair Programming Techniques + Retrospective Roles Running your unconference discussions effectively: AdaCamp session role cards (https://adainitiative.org/2013/10/02/running-your-unconference-discussions-effectively-adacamp-session-role-cards/) 22:14 - Making People Comfortable When Speaking Up and Making Agile Healthier Dot-Voting (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dot-voting) 32:30 - Agile As An Institution Agile Manifesto (http://agilemanifesto.org) 38:34 - Backing Away From The Idea of Perfection 42:42 - PearConf (https://pearconf.splashthat.com/) Details 43:55 - Bonus Conversation: The Practices Not Being the Manifesto The Winter Getaway That Turned The Software World Upside down by Caroline Mimbs Nyce (https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2017/12/agile-manifesto-a-history/547715/) Related Episodes Nonviolent Conversation with Nadia Odunayo (http://www.techdoneright.io/22) How Set Design Can Inform Software Architecture With Betsy Haibel (http://www.techdoneright.io/21) Agile Teams and Escaping Velocity with Doc Norton and Claire Podulka (http://www.techdoneright.io/15) Special Guests: Betsy Haibel, Jennifer Tu, and Marlena Compton.