The Limited Red Society
You've heard about limiting WIP (Work-In-Progress) but how good are you
at limiting red time? Red time is when you have compilation errors
and/or failing tests. A growing group of practitioners have learned how
to effectively reduce red time while test-driving and refactoring code.
To understand how to limit red time, it helps to visualize it. In this
talk, I will analyze live programming sessions using graphs that
clearly visualize red time. You'll learn what programming processes
help or hurt our ability to limit red time and you'll gain an
appreciation for the visual cues that can help make you a better
programmer and fellow member of the Limited Red Society.
Joshua Kerievsky leads Industrial Logic, a fourteen-year-old
company that guides organizations in successful agile transitions. He
has more than twenty years of experience in the software field, is an
expert and early pioneer in agile management and Extreme Programming,
and is a prolific author of eLearning albums that help companies around
the world "scale agility faster." Joshua´s 2004 bestselling book,
Refactoring to Patterns, won a Jolt Cola award. His pioneering work in
agile processes has helped popularize readiness assessments,
storytest-driven development, and agile chartering.