For this episode, Jon (@WaterScrumBan) and Brett (@brett_palmer) find themselves reminiscing about their trip to Indianapolis for Agile Coach Camp last September 26-28, 2014. There they met Bryan Beecham (@BillyGarnet) of Iceberg Ideas and Mike Bowler (@Mike_Bowler) to discuss the following topics:
- Using LEGO to teach technical topics – Mike has begun posting some of the LEGO exercises for teaching TDD and other XP principles on his site at gargoylesoftware.com. Brett referenced Rory (Story) Cubes and Agile Retrospectives: Making Good Teams Great by Diana Larsen and Ellen Grove. Bryan paraphrased Kent Beck from Extreme Programming Explained: Embrace Change.
- Continuous Learning – Learn as fast as possible, not even build as fast as possible. Fifth Discipline identifies learning as a competitive advantage.
- Human Measurement and new technologies – Bryan swears by his Moto 360 watch, and he blogs about software craftsmanship and the human body at humanrefactor.com.
Bryan will be joining us at the upcoming Agile Coach Camp in Irvine, April 10-12. Will you? More info at AgileGathering.com.
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