Some teams are orders of magnitude more effective than others. Kent Beck famously described himself as “not a great programmer, but a good programmer with great habits”. For the last few years Dan North has been working with, and observing, some very good teams with quite exceptional – and rather surprising – habits.

Are katas the best way to learn a new language? Is manual testing a waste of time? Is copy-and-paste always evil? Is the customer always right? In this talk Dan introduces the idea of delivery patterns – patterns of effective behaviour in delivery teams – and describes some of the more unusual but effective patterns he’s been collecting. These are not patterns for beginners, but then again, Dan argues that patterns aren’t for beginners anyway.

Source: GOTO 2016 – Software, Faster – Dan North