Fred George: Programmer Anarchy and How “Experimentation Drives Innovation” at AATC2016

Fred George brings the concept of “managerless processes” to the Agile Alliance Technical Conference 2016 with his session on “Programmer Anarchy”. At the heart of it the idea that if you replace traditional roles like QA and BA with more programmers, you create an environment when the dev team can work with the customer at a higher (than user story) level, create much more code, experiment in live environments, fail fast and learn how to better the product. He shares that, at a recent client, “we were deploying something new into production every three and a half minutes.” The key was fast failures: if the release failed to reach certain targets, it was pulled down and iterated upon before it was redeployed to gather more real-time data.

Fred George is an industry consultant, and has been writing code for over 46 years in (by his count) over 70 languages. He started ThoughtWorks University in Bangalore, India, based on a commercial programming training program he developed in the 90s.

SolutionsIQ’s Neville Poole hosts.

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