Kent Beck Keynote

Kent Beck of Three Rivers Instituteput on the keynote at Essential Fox at 8 AM this morning in Kansas City. Great stuff.

Machine A makes parts for Machine B. To increase the productivity/predictability of Machine B, cache an inventory of parts between them. Output/throughput of B increases as inventory increases. Quality control and predictability goes down as inventory delays delivery of parts from A to B.

First hour on the dynamics of process.

Second hour on how Extreme Programming addresses the issues:

  • Sit Together
  • Stories
  • Quarterly Plans
  • Weekly Plans
  • Customer Tests
  • Up-to-date Estimates
  • Pair programming
  • Refactoring
  • Sustainable Pace
  • Continuous Integration
  • Test-Driven Development

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