Session

The Everyday Magic of Ensemble Working

“All the brilliant minds working together on the same thing, at the same time, in the same space, and at the same computer.”

"For an idea to go from your head into the computer it MUST go through someone else's hands."

We used to call this Mob Programming. But it’s not just for programming anymore! This hyper-collaborative approach will elevate any knowledge work task you do.

Ensemble working takes some getting used to. But once you adjust, you'll see fewer wasteful handoffs and delays. You and your coworkers will feel more connected. And you'll produce higher quality work.

Come learn this new way of working, for whatever kind of work you do. You'll see what actually makes a team productive. You'll hear stories and examples from teams I've worked with over the years. And you'll even get some hands-on practice, so you can bring it back to your own team with confidence.

This session is highly interactive. After about 15m of introduction to the topic, we go into a demonstration round with 4-6 volunteers from the crowd. Following a short discussion, we break out into groups for a deeper exercise in ensemble working.

Jon Fazzaro

I help people make software cheaper and safer to change.

Fort Wayne, Indiana, United States

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