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Running with the Mob: Extreme collaboration with Mob Programming

Speaker: Mike Bowler, Ellen Grove

Duration: 90 min

Track: Technical

Level: Intermediate

Mob programming is collaboration taken to the extreme, eliciting the best from every member of the team. In this session, you will experience the dynamics of mob programming and learn how to use this technique successfully in your own environments.

After mobbing with well over thirty teams, we've seen definite patterns emerge, that we'll discuss here.


Mike Bowler

Mike is an Agile and technical, coach and trainer who has been writing code for over thirty years and has been an active member of the Agile community for the last fifteen. He blends his strong technical background with a deep understanding of Agile methods to help teams consistently improve how they deliver value to their customers.

Recognizing that all software is written and maintained by people, Mike also has a keen interest in the neuroscience of how people work, both individually and in teams.

He's also a LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® facilitator and uses LEGO® extensively when teaching Agile concepts.

Ellen Grove

Ellen Grove is an Agile coach & trainer with Agile Partnership, based in Ottawa, Canada.  Ellen helps teams and organizations do better work through coaching them to create the circumstances in which they can work effectively while having fun. Her Agile coaching practice is founded in over 15 years experience leading software testing, development and implementation teams in global enterprises, a passion for exploratory software testing and user-centered design, and a background in community organization. Ellen is a StrategicPlay certified facilitator in Lego Serious Play methods, a Training from the Back of the Room trainer, an Open Space facilitator, and one of the lead organizers of Agile Coach Camp Canada (June 2015) and Play4Agile North America (Sept 2015).