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The Mob Mentality Show

Chris Lucian and Austin Chadwick discuss all things agile and product development from a mob programming perspective.

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Dedicated Learning Time

Chris and Austin share about the benefits they have seen from dedicated learning time including product innovation, product quality, improved retrospectives, and individual growth. Video and show notes: https://youtu.be/123-d2L3kCA 


16 Mar 2020

Rank #1

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Amitai Schleier on the Synergy of Mobbing and Coaching

We discuss with Amitai Schleier the synergy of mobbing and coaching, mobbing in legacy code, and programming for non-programmers. Video and show notes: https://youtu.be/E5HlLuRWr54 FYI: Audio has been remastered per feedback on twitter.


20 Jan 2020

Rank #2

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Benefits of Mobbing with Thomas Desmond

We discuss with Thomas Desmond (https://twitter.com/ThomasJDesmond) about the benefits of mobbing, multi-mobbing vs. solo mobbing, & classroom mobbing. Video & full show notes: https://youtu.be/j2-GPhiaRxE


5 Nov 2019

Rank #3

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Remote Mobbing with Simon Harrer, Jochen Christ, and Martin Huber

We discuss social isolation, remote mobbing, and building trust while working remotely with Simon Harrer, Jochen Christ, and Martin Huber. Video and full show notes: https://youtu.be/xGOuq9RHi_I 


3 Dec 2019

Rank #4

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Mob Programming Roles: The Nose, Traffic Cop, and Researcher

Chris and Austin cover three more essential roles in a great Mob Programming team (i.e. The Nose, Traffic Cop, and Researcher). Full video and show notes: https://youtu.be/h_iB1pTKO0U 


2 Jan 2020

Rank #5

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#BugsZero with Arlo Belshee and Marian Willeke

We discuss with Arlo Belshee (https://twitter.com/arlobelshee) and Marian Willeke (https://twitter.com/mhwilleke) from DigDeepRoots (https://twitter.com/digdeeproots) how to prevent bugs (#BugsZero) and ship faster.Video and show notes: https://youtu.be/Pn_xpaf2Jzk 


6 Mar 2020

Rank #6

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Servant Leadership

Austin and Chris discuss a foundational and essential element to organizational excellence: Servant Leadership.


23 Feb 2020

Rank #7

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Humane Mobbing with Chris Stead

We discuss with Chris Stead (https://twitter.com/cm_stead) on Humane Mobbing, Storytelling in Code, and the Empty Teacup metaphor.  Video and show notes: https://youtu.be/d_BLmPhmV7o 


2 Mar 2020

Rank #8

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The Diffusion of Innovation

We continue the series on Organizational Excellence by describing the Diffusion of Innovation Theory (https://trello.com/c/9OdDqJ8C/135-diffusion-of-innovation) and discussing practically how it applies to changes of any kind (e.g. agile transformations, culture shifts, etc.) for teams/companies large and small.Video and show notes: https://youtu.be/yZzVzNovBNg 


22 Feb 2020

Rank #9

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A Remote UI/UX Mobbing Story with Damien Klinnert

Chris and Austin have Damien Klinnert (https://twitter.com/DamienKlinnert) on the show to discuss his remote #LeanUX #MobProgramming story. Video and show notes: https://youtu.be/mCbu7DRRsGI 


9 Mar 2020

Rank #10

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Tim Ottinger on Teaching in the Mob

We discuss with Tim Ottinger (https://twitter.com/tottinge) teaching in the mob, mob facilities and seating, and mobbing tips and tricks.  Video and show notes: https://youtu.be/v0MShzpOnEs 


4 Feb 2020

Rank #11

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Mob Programming for the Introverted with Aaron Griffith

Chris and Austin discuss with Aaron Griffith (https://twitter.com/Aaron_Griffith) about Mob Programming for the Introverted (https://trello.com/c/w0xFv4sV/119-mob-programming-for-the-introverted), Psychological Safety (https://trello.com/c/4SQOJfeu/30-psychological-safety-talks-amy-edmondson), and Innovations Pipelines. Video and show notes: https://youtu.be/okaktdTyLas 


12 Mar 2020

Rank #12

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Rob Myers on the Next "Extreme" Methodology

We discuss with Rob Myers (https://twitter.com/agilecoach) the Next "Extreme" Methodology, TDD is Not Dead, and Leadership & Tech Practices. Video and show notes: https://youtu.be/O2ui2rh5U6M 


17 Feb 2020

Rank #13

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Mob Retrospectives

Chris and Austin discuss how to use retrospectives on a mob/team to inspect and adapt your interactions, process, tools, environment, etc. Video and show notes: https://youtu.be/0_NSt_Y93Q4 


28 Jan 2020

Rank #14

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Building The Mob Programming Community with Jeff Patterson

We discuss with Jeff Patterson (https://twitter.com/ciridium) on building the mob programming community, 2 hour transformations, and mob virtues. Show notes and video: https://youtu.be/1O6zigW1FEs 


11 Feb 2020

Rank #15

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Chris and Austin share experiences, tips, and tricks regarding appreciation and how it has helped to create higher performing and happier teams.  Full video and show notes: https://youtu.be/QmPVk1aaYaw 


7 Jan 2020

Rank #16

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Mobbing Security with William Getz

We discuss application security with William Getz including learning security, mobbing security, and being a security champion. Video and full show notes: https://youtu.be/QM8Jp7Y0ihA 


17 Dec 2019

Rank #17

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Complex Adaptive Systems and Liberating Structures with Paul Tevis

We discuss with Paul Tevis (https://twitter.com/ptevis) about the Complex Adaptive Systems, Liberating Structures, & becoming an independent coach. Video & full show notes: https://youtu.be/4jRgOxDHux8


12 Nov 2019

Rank #18

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Psychological Safety

Chris and Austin discuss Psychological Safety (belief that one will not be punished or humiliated for speaking up with ideas, questions, concerns or mistakes) and how to help restore it after it has been destroyed.  Video and show notes: https://youtu.be/kMRNu3eMhxY 


14 Jan 2020

Rank #19

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Unexpectedly Working Remote with Jason Weimann and Jason Storey

Many have found themselves unexpectedly working remote and the same goes for the Mob Mentality Show. We are "on" the same couch this episode with two experienced remote devs, Jason Weimann (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCX_b3NNQN5bzExm-22-NVVg) and Jason Storey (https://www.youtube.com/user/charlesamat), but everyone is remote! Come join the discussion and hear some great tips & tricks on the remote life. Video and show notes: https://youtu.be/2a5O5kfzJX0 


23 Mar 2020

Rank #20