089: Something Something Agile with Noel Rappin

July 18th, 2018 · 57 mins 31 secs

About this Episode

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


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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