Red Bead Experiment
Talare: Joakim Sundén, Avega
Längd: 3 x 25 minBeskrivning: En workshop inspirerad av W. Edwards Demings Red Bead Experiment.
Targets, rewards, motivational speeches, ranking, individual bonuses, and even punishments, are to this day common management practices to get results from the workers. Are they effective in getting us to do better work?
The world famous consultant Dr W Edwards Deming, who was "the man who taught the Japanese, America and many other countries about quality", created The Red Bead Experiment in 1982 to communicate his take on the subject.
In this session we will run a version of the experiment that has been slightly adapted for software development by David P. Joyce. The experiment introduces many of Deming’s ideas about management, the principles of variation and statistical process control charts. And it is a humorous and fun experience for both participants and audience!
After the experiment there will be a presentation followed by a group discussions on the learning points and how they can be related to software development and the management of software development teams.
Joakim is an Agile & Lean Coach with Avega Group, Sweden. He helps clients improve through coaching and mentoring of individuals, teams and organizations. This is often accomplished using Agile and Lean software development methodologies such as Scrum, XP and Kanban. When working as a developer coach Joakim favors Test Driven Development, refactoring and evolutionary object-oriented design, mainly on the .NET platform. He is an organizer of, and active participant in, conferences, networks and user groups in the Agile, Lean and .NET communities.