In Episode 8 of Troubleshooting Agile it's Agile Principle 6: "The most efficient and effective method of conveying information to and within a development team is face-to-face conversation."
A few of the things we discuss:
-The pros and cons of different communication channels.
-Looking at Alistair Cockburn's book "Agile Software Development", why micro-gestures and physical interaction make face-to-face communication so much richer.
-Why we need to remember that "a Story Card is a promise for a conversation".
-The origins of CRC Cards back in the 90, and their real value as a conversational tool and in building a shared understanding.
-How effective communication also increases the effectiveness of isolated reflective thought.
-How to apply this principle effectively to distributed and remote teams.
-"Don't measure your software productivity by linear feet of documentation on the shelf."
-Chapter 3 of Alistair Cockburn's Agile Software Development: http://alistair.cockburn.us/ASD+book+extract%3A+%22Communicating,+cooperating+teams%22/v/slim
-Alistair's Richness of Communication graph: http://alistair.cockburn.us/get/2287
-Alistair on coining "A story card is a promise for a conversation": http://alistair.cockburn.us/Origin+of+user+story+is+a+promise+for+a+conversation
-CRC Cards: http://www.extremeprogramming.org/rules/crccards.html
-Jeff Bezos's Management Tool for Self-Discipline: http://blog.idonethis.com/jeff-bezos-self-discipline-writing/
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