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Presentation: "Patterns of Effective Teams"

Track: Lean Development / Time: Thursday 11:30 - 12:20 / Location: Millennium A

Some teams are orders of magnitude more effective than others, turning around business solutions in days or even hours. Their secret is a combination of smart technology choices, great development habits and a powerful team dynamic. In this talk Dan describes a number of patterns of behaviour that he's identified working with some great teams, beyond the basics of co-location, stand-ups and pair rotation. You'll gain a new appreciation for old techniques like code reviews, and even working in silos won't seem so bad!

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Dan North, Agile troublemaker, developer, originator of BDD

Dan North

Biography: Dan North

Dan has been coaching, coding and consulting for over 20 years, with a focus on applying systems thinking and simple technology to solve complex business problems. He uses techniques from Lean operations, Theory of Constraints and Agile software development to help IT organisations anticipate and respond to the challenges of changing business needs.

He is the originator of Behaviour-Driven Development, an agile approach to software development that encourages teams to deliver software that matters by emphasising the interactions between stakeholders. He also proposed Deliberate Discovery, which challenges assumptions around software planning and estimation. These days he is advocating Accelerated Agile, an approach for reducing software product feedback from months to minutes. He occasionally blogs at

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