Diverse Agile Teams with Marlena Compton, Betsy Haibel, and Jennifer Tu
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- Marlena Compton: Organizer of PearConf.
- Betsy Haibel: CTO at Cohere.
- Jennifer Tu: Co-Founder at Cohere.
How do common Agile practices like pair programming and retrospectives work when you have diverse teams? How can you make sure that underrepresented team members have their voices heard, and how does doing so improve the way that your team delivers software? Besty Haibel, Jennifer Tu, and Marlena Compton discuss ways in which Agile practices can better serve your team in the real world. For more discussion, be sure to check out PearConf.
02:05 - Pairing and Agile Development on Diverse Teams
04:31 - Implicit Agreement, Teaching Vs Exploring, and Power Differentials in Pairing
08:52 - Understanding and Improving Team Dynamics: Building a Library of Smells
17:57 - Good Agile Pair Programming Techniques + Retrospective Roles
22:14 - Making People Comfortable When Speaking Up and Making Agile Healthier
32:30 - Agile As An Institution
38:34 - Backing Away From The Idea of Perfection
42:42 - PearConf Details
43:55 - Bonus Conversation: The Practices Not Being the Manifesto