089: Something Something Agile with Noel Rappin

In this episode, Noel Rappin is back to talk about tech consequences, cultural patterns of how organizations develop software, the pros and cons of Agile, and metaphors for software engineering.

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Panelists:

Rein Henrichs | Jessica Kerr | Coraline Ada Ehmke

Guest Starring:

Noel Rappin: @noelrap | noelrappin.com | Table XI | Tech Done Right Podcast

Books:

Rails 5 Test Prescriptions
Take My Money: Accepting Payments on the Web
Trust-Driven Development
Master Space and Time with JavaScript

Show Notes:

Greater Than Code Episode 001: Taking Payments on the Web with Noel Rappin

02:58 – Noel’s Superpower: Extrapolating and Explaining Consequences of Tech Decisions to Others

06:24 – Cultural Patterns of How Organizations Develop Software; Should this process be standardized?

16:07 – Agile Adoption: Pros and Cons

The Leprechauns of Software Engineering:
How folklore turns into fact and what to do about it by Laurent Bossavit

The Journal of Irreproducible Results

26:40 – Making Decisions Without No Scientific Evidence

32:05 – Metaphors for Software Engineering and Legitimizing the Profession

38:33 Trust-Driven Development

44:12 – Decision Making Among Teams

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Reflections:

Rein: We are working with systems that we can’t fully define and the idea that we’re acting on systems that we’re a part of. Therefore, it changes the observer effect.

Jessica: Getting the ships to all go in the same direction.

Coraline: The understanding of our place in a given context.

Noel: Aligning process, values, culture, and goals, and doing that to make teams work better.

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