If everybody on a 100-person project should talk to everybody else, we'd
have to work overtime just to cover the meetings. Of course, this is
before we start making any progress. Less meetings mean more progress.
At the same time, everybody works towards the same goal. If we don't talk to each other, we will run in separate directions.
In this talk, recorded at Øredev 2009, Johannes Brodwall uses his experience as architect for 1/4 of a large project to address the balance between coordination and progress.
About the Presenter
Johannes Brodwall works on projects as coach, software architect and developer. He's been practicing and teaching agile software development with a particular focus on extreme programming for ten years, and has been organizing the agile user group Oslo XP meetup for around five years. He's a well known speaker in Oslo on agile software development and test-driven development.