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Tuesday, August 7 • 15:45 - 17:00
Experiment Gone Right! (TDD Mobbing Workshop) (Ross Libby, Travis Klinker)

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Abstract:
Imagine the ideal solution - sleek, intuitive, maintainable. Imagine the model team - cross-functional, customer focused, value driven. Now add a dose of reality. Deadlines are looming, shared understanding is deprioritized, distractions are rampant, corners are cut, maximize output (not outcomes) is emphasized. How are you suppose to continuously improve towards either of those visions, let alone both? In short, it's a journey, and you need to figure out a way to take that first step.
The Target Dojo (immersive learning environment) has harnessed the power of test-driven development (TDD) and mob programming (mobbing) into a journey jump-starting workshop. The workshop promotes the mindset behind the practices, prioritizes practical application using a team's work vs. static examples/exercises, and reinforces frequent, quality deliverables and stable, high-performing teams as the backbone to a healthy product.
This session will cover the following:
• How we engage and obtain buy-in from the entire team (developers, product owners, scrum masters, and leaders) to try TDD and mobbing
• An overview of the experimentation we did with the workshop and its format (over a year of inspecting, iterating, and improving)
• Details and approach of the workshop (consultation meeting, prep activities, metrics, agenda, facilitation techniques, etc.)
• The ongoing grassroots (e.g. Product Management Community of Practice) and leader (e.g. Leader Chats) mechanisms to generate continued interest and support

Learning Outcomes:
  • Learn the mindset behind and tactics of Test Driven Development (TDD) and Mob Programming (mobbing)
  • Understand why TDD and mobbing work so well together (especially when first getting started)
  • Experience ways to engage the whole team in TDD and mobbing
  • Hear about the benefits of TDD and mobbing
  • See the format, approach, and outcomes of the Dojo workshop


Speakers
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Travis Klinker

Director, Agile & Engineering Enablement, Target
Travis is a Director, Agile & Engineering Enablement at Target whose team of coaches is leading an organizational transformation with a focus on Product, customer-centric value, Lean-Agile adoption, and DevOps.
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Ross Libby

Agile Coach, Target Corporation
Accomplished business analyst, consultant, coach, and agile team leader passionate about building and being part of teams that experiment and learn rapidly to deliver value continuously – 10 years of corporate retail experience driving business outcomes, orchestrating cross-functional... Read More →


Tuesday August 7, 2018 15:45 - 17:00
Marriott Salon 10 & 11