Move-Around kata for team leaders
Sunday, February 14, 2010
Roy Osherove in Learning Phase, Shu

Here’s an experiment for software team leaders: a set of katas (things you repeat exactly the same way many times).

Let’s try to do the following kata once a day:

Move-Around

  1. Get out of your chair and lock your computer
  2. For each team mate that sits in your floor:
    1. Ask “can you show me what you are you working on?”
    2. See at least one technical document they wrote (source code, documentation, build script..)
    3. If you think they could have done a better job, challenge them to find a better way to do the job without giving them the whole answer
    4. This should take no more than 5-10 minutes per team mate but you can take longer if you like.

What other katas do you recommend?

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