[Pharo-dev] Pharo hangout analysis

Esteban Lorenzano estebanlm at gmail.com
Wed Oct 2 13:55:18 EDT 2013


So well... the first Pharo Hangout Session has passed and in my opinion it was not terribly bad :)
There were present people who usually does not show up in the sprints for obvious reasons (they live far from Lille, like in Argentina).  
And we more or less worked in fixing bugs and talked about Pharo development, etc. 

No one there worked like that before and we need to acquire more experience to do the kind of things that makes our team work better:  we need to learn how to explain our stuff, how to share our screen and do things, etc. 

But I think as a first experience it was very positive. 
At least, we could hang (out ;)) and share working context with people that we usually don't. 
And I think all presents are a bit more aware of Pharo process now (not a lot more aware, but a bit :)

So... we will repeat this experience once a month, because I think they are very positive and we will improve them with practice. 
But I also would like to add other ideas that came to my mind while sprinting. 

For example, I think we succeed in create the feeling of "all of us are working together" that a sprint has, but we failed in pair program. So I would like to try remote-pair program too. 
How can we manage it? well, instead an open sprint, we declare "I want to work on this issue", and we invite people to join... and we join two or three with same interest into a shared screen and with real participation.

What do you think? 


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