David Laribee, an agile coach at VersionOne, shares his experiences
from being embedded in development teams that are transitioning to
agile methodologies. He talks about the concept of "the collective"
and how developers don't have to lose their identity in that process.
Laribee says individualism can be dangerous when developers become the
sole owners of their piece of code.
The common communication problems in agile environments are explained
by Laribee along with his tactics for dealing with those problems. The
low technology approach is one agile tactic that Laribee has written
about and used. He explains this approach in more detail and he also
talks about the realities of technical debt. Laribee gives some final
words of advice about connecting with development communities outside
of your own team.