Nov 9, 2019 Codecamp_Bucharest: Strategic refactoring / Refactoring strategies

Conference: Strategic refactoring / Refactoring strategies
Location: #4 Track D, https://codecamp.ro/bucharest#venue
Hour : 16:15 – 17:00

Abstract
What are your strategies for using refactoring? There are some good references about refactoring and clean code. Depending on our context, we could apply one or other of these useful tactical techniques. Some strategical problems remain: How should I start when I face a Big Mess? What are the generic emergencies for refactoring and why should be considered? What are the worst case scenarios related to technical debt refactoring and what skills could help? Another question is how refactoring could help eliminate waste (~Lean Development). Clean code, refactoring and technical debt management could address some significant sources of waste as defects, waiting and overproduction. We will discuss also how Ward Cunningham’s original concept of technical debt refactoring could be used to achieve an adaptive and lean design (that’s more than “emergent”).

Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/codecamp-bucharest-9-november-2019-tickets-55023138689

Slides: https://www.slideshare.net/ValentinTudorMocanu/strategic-refactoring-refactoring-strategies?qid=0fa4d5eb-37ac-4c84-9efb-63d149c02fbb&v=&b=&from_search=1

Announcement: PMI Acquires Disciplined Agile

The official announcement is posted here.

Project Management Institute (PMI), the world’s leading not-for-profit membership association for the project management profession, today announced the acquisition of Disciplined Agile (DA).

“Applying the DA toolkit allows organizations to customize any method or framework — such as traditional, Scrum, or SAFe – to drive outcomes that differentiate them from their competitors.

2020 Workshops: Pre-registration

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4 DA logo smbst   Implementing Disciplined Agile Delivery (DAD)

Scrum Workshop

  • Scrum & Agile Fundamentals
  • Level: Beginner/Intermediate
  • Length: Two days – 14 hours of classroom time plus breaks
  • Recommended certification path: Scrum.org PSMs
  • Date: TBD

Lean Development Workshops

  • More info
  • Level: Intermediate/Advanced
  • Length: 2-3 days
  • Date: TBD

Enroll request/questions

 

DA 104: Introduction to Disciplined Agile – Certification Prep Workshop: December 7 2019, Bucharest

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    DA 104: Course Info

Instructor

  • Valentin Tudor Mocanu, Certified Disciplined Agile Coach, Certified Disciplined Agile Instructor, Disciplined Agile Consortium Bronze Partner

Location 

  • Coming soon

Pre-workshop Prep

Date

  • December 7 2019

Enroll request/questions

 

Essentializing DAD

I recently had the privilege to work on “Essentializing DAD“, on overview of Disciplined Agile Delivery based on OMG/SEMAT Essence Language constructs as Alphas, Patterns, Resources, Activities, Work Products.
I want to thank Scott Ambler who started this Essentializing DA initiative and collaborated with SEMAT from 2009. Scott helped me with feedback and review of this material.
The Alphas – essential elements to describe a DAD based process or any process- are the followings:

  • Full deliveries life-cycles
  • Consumable Solutions
  • Adapt to Context
  • Core Agile Practices
  • Teal Teams & Organizations
  • Guided Process Improvements

With these core elements you can

  • asses your way of working for completeness & aspects coverage in general and on Agile adoption in particular
  • asses the Agile methods that you are using (Scrum, XP or others)
  • speed up understanding & learning of Disciplined Agile and Agile

 

 

DA 104: Introduction to Disciplined Agile – Certification Prep Workshop: 30-31 March 2019 Bucharest

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Instructor

  • Valentin Tudor Mocanu, Certified Disciplined Agile Coach, Certified Disciplined Agile Instructor, Disciplined Agile Consortium Bronze Partner

Location 

  • Coming soon

Pre-workshop Prep

Date

  • 30-31 March 2019

 

Enroll request/questions

Book: Choose Your WoW!

Happy to contribute (review work and many accepted proposals) and to announce the new Disciplined Agile handbook Choose Your WoW!.

There are hundreds of Agile & Lean books, but just some of them are fundamentals.

  • For Core Agile Practices I recommend the two editions of Extreme Programming Explained, by Kent Beck, Scott W. Ambler Agile Modeling (book and site), Clean Code and Clean Architecture by Robert C. Martin, Refactoring by Martin Fowler
  • For choices … that is another story. You need to choose, adapt to context: life-cycles, techniques, improvement approach, governance, team structure and roles and others. You will never rely only on Core Agile Practices or on a small subset of them. You will always need and use other choices. But – in these hundreds of books – you have too few guidance related to this aspect. The new “Choose Your WoW! book could help with your choices and give you the understanding needed to build and optimize your process.

Choose Your WoW! is organized into several sections:

  1. Disciplined Agile Delivery in a nutshell
  2. Successfully initiating your team
  3. Producing business value
  4. Releasing into production
  5. Sustaining and enhancing your team

Disciplined Agile Un-Conference, 04 Mar 2019, Las Vegas, Nevada

The Inaugural
Disciplined Agile Un-Conference!

Choose Your WoW! in Las Vegas

 

Why attend?

Disciplined Agile is made better when disciplined agilists are brought together, share experiences, and learn new agile and lean strategies for optimizing our way of working (WoW).  This is the driving principle behind the Inaugural Disciplined Agile Un-Conference.

DA 104: Introduction to Disciplined Agile – Certification Prep Workshop: 17-18 November 2018, Bucharest

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Instructor

  • Valentin Tudor Mocanu, Certified Disciplined Agile Coach, Certified Disciplined Agile Instructor, Disciplined Agile Consortium Bronze Partner

Location 

  • PSS-Prosoft Solutions SRL, Bd Iuliu Maniu, nr. 7, Building A, Floor 4, sector 6, Bucharest (Cotroceni Business Center)

Date

  • 17-18 November 2018

Comments

  • You can eventually specify your preferences for other periods in 2018 or for DA-101 3-day workshop

 

Enroll request/questions

 

 

DA 104: Introduction to Disciplined Agile – Certification Prep Workshop: 17-18 February 2018, Bucharest

4 DA logo smbst    DA 104: Course Info

Instructor

  • Valentin Tudor Mocanu, Certified Disciplined Agile Coach, Certified Disciplined Agile Instructor, Disciplined Agile Consortium Bronze Partner

Location 

  • PSS-Prosoft Solutions SRL,  Bd Iuliu Maniu, nr. 7, Building A, Floor 4, sector 6, Bucharest (Cotroceni Business Center)

Comments

  • You can eventually specify your preferences for other periods in 2018 or for DA-101 3-day workshop

 

Enroll request/questions