The Art of Shifting Perspectives
October 14th 2015 09:00 - 09:45
Developers love writing code but to build resilient industry-scale systems we often need to persuade others to make changes to both code and working practices. As a coach, my job is to help developers spot areas for improvement and act on their ideas. Core to this work is opening up different ‘ways of seeing’ the work that lies ahead.
In this new talk, I will share some stories of changes the teams I work with have made and explain some mechanisms that we applied to make changes. Teams I work with at Unruly use eXtreme Programming (XP) techniques to build our systems. Modern XP has many counter-intuitive practices — such as mob and pair programming. How did new ways of seeing old problems help us resolve them?
Come along to this talk to hear about some practical techniques you can use to help solve tricky problems and get others on board with your idea by shifting perspective.