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Published on January 24, 2008

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Slide1:  Magic Pixie Dust: Increasing the pace of software delivery … through people Matthew Heusser matt@xndev.com Presented at the Grand Rapids Perl Mongers 26 August 2005 What this talk is not:  What this talk is not Agenda:  Agenda The Nature of Innovation Effective Habits IN-Effective Habits (bad pixie dust) Common Objections What to do tomorrow Agenda Managing Euler:  Managing Euler The Nature of Innovation Managing Thomas Edison:  Managing Thomas Edison The Nature of Innovation Life in the widget factory:  Life in the widget factory The Nature of Innovation Innovation in the white space:  Innovation in the white space Innovation is concerned with redefining a task or the way a task is done Gerald M. Weinberg, Becoming a technical leader Process Innovation and Product Innovation Effective Behaviors Bad Pixie Dust:  Bad Pixie Dust Examples: Extended mandatory overtime Pressure Fear, Uncertainty, Doubt Implicitly cutting quality standards Short-Term Cost reductions Ineffective Behaviors / Bad Pixie Dust The Big Game:  The Big Game The role of the leader Ineffective Behaviors / Bad Pixie Dust The Status Meeting:  The Status Meeting Who’s status are we talking about? Ineffective Behaviors / Bad Pixie Dust Getting it wrong:  Getting it wrong “Gathering Requirements” Telephone Game The Ambiguous Spec Effective Behaviors Encouraging collaboration …:  Encouraging collaboration … Craftsmanship Prototypes Effective Behaviors Efficiency or Effectiveness?:  Efficiency or Effectiveness? Effective Behaviors Maslow - Applied:  Maslow - Applied Effective Behaviors The trouble with learning:  The trouble with learning Effective Behaviors Slide16:  Effective Behaviors Single-Tasking:  Single-Tasking Effective Behaviors Co-located Project Teams:  Co-located Project Teams Effective Behaviors Commitment:  Commitment Amateur-ism Excellence Dedication Effective Behaviors Deliver Early, deliver often:  Deliver Early, deliver often Image from Software Engineering, a practitioner’s approach, 5th ed Effective Behaviors My boss needs to hear this …:  My boss needs to hear this … Common Objections But, Fred Taylor said …:  But, Fred Taylor said … Common Objections What to do tomorrow:  What to do tomorrow Make a plan to change your culture The legend of Holgar Dansk Identify bottlenecks in the way things are done Remove them Find ways to reward experimentation Keep it fun For Quality, Consider ‘Arete’ Discuss:  Discuss References:  References Weinberg, Gerald. Becoming a technical leader. DeMarco, Tom and Lister, Timothy. Peopleware Lister, Timothy. Slack. Pirsig, Robert, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance Go google some famous inventors. Bonus Section:  Bonus Section Mappers or packers?:  Mappers or packers? The Context-Driven School A Microsoft QA Manager A Stryker Instruments QA Manager Effective Behaviors Managing Da Vinci:  Managing Da Vinci Error Copy Combine The Nature of Innovation Managing Issac Asimov:  Managing Issac Asimov The Nature of Innovation The Agile Manifesto:  The Agile Manifesto Effective Behaviors We are uncovering better ways of developing software by doing it and helping others do it. Through this work we have come to value: Individuals and interactions over processes and tools Working software over comprehensive documentation Customer collaboration over contract negotiation Responding to change over following a plan That is, while there is value in the items on the right, we value the items on the left more.

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