XP Manchester

Meeting on the second Thursday of every month

#xpman 123 – Deadlines and Estimates – for good or evil?

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This month we’ll be hosting one of our annual debates or a goldfish bowl style discussion on the subject of estimates and deadlines.

On Thursday 10th September we’ll be meeting via zoom from 6:30 for a natter and pre-amble before properly kicking off at 7pm.

If you’re brave enough to volunteer to help kick off the initial discussion, please email markkirschstein at g mail dot com.

Written by Mark Kirschstein

September 4, 2020 at 11:55 am

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#xpman 122 – August Lightning Talks

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We have an eclectic selection of lightning talks for you all this month

  • Async meetings – Iain Mitchell
  • Is perfection a reasonable goal – Clare Sudbery
  • Inclusive language – Caroline Hetwell
  • Happy Developers – Matt Hunt
  • Team Topologies – Neil Vass

When? August 13th from 18:30

Where? Online via Zoom 

To attend, grab a free ticket and we’ll email you a link to the Zoom before the event starts

Written by Mark Kirschstein

August 10, 2020 at 11:22 am

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#xpman 121 – liberating structures

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This month we’ll be introducing Liberating Structure: a set of exercises you can use to help with collaboration.

We’ll be meeting via Zoom, the link will be activated at half 6 ready to start at 7.

Tickets available here

Written by James Jeffries

July 6, 2020 at 8:18 am

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#xpman 120 – Intro to Event Modelling and little bit of event sourcing

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This month we have a session from John Nicholas and Bob Scott introducing to Event Modelling and touching on event sourcing.

The zoom meeting will start at 6.30 ready to start at 7. A link and password will be sent out on the day.

Tickets available here.

Written by James Jeffries

June 7, 2020 at 3:09 pm

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#xpman 119 – mob goldfish bowl

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This month we’ll be watching a mob working on a kata and discussing their progress.

We’ll be doing this remotely and will send out a link to join on the day.

Tickets available here.

Written by James Jeffries

May 11, 2020 at 8:21 pm

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#xpman 118 – Remote TDD Kata

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We’ve never missed a month of XP Manchester and we don’t intend to let a little thing like a pandemic stop us now. We can work remotely, this means we can practise remotely as well.

This month we’ll be doing a TDD Kata and wanting to pair old hands with novices – so this session is suitable for all levels of experience.

We’ll be using Discord for voice communication and screen sharing, so please make sure you have downloaded the client ahead of time (the browser based version has some issues detecting microphones).

You can join our Discord server by using this invite link: https://discord.gg/9GGJCx2

Along with Discord, please have a development environment set up ready to go that you can run unit tests in.

We’ll be meeting at the usual time of 18:30 for a 19:00 start, on the 9th of April but virtually over discord.
Grab a free ticket so we have a rough idea of numbers attending

Written by Mark Kirschstein

April 6, 2020 at 2:22 pm

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#xpman 117 – Why did software practices get forgotten about?

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12/03/20

This month we have a session from Martin Tierney.

So much of agile discussion and practices focus on processes, reporting and meetings. Why don’t software practices play a larger part in agile development? By using the 5 whys discussion method, we’ll look at the reasons why software principles can be forgotten about and how we can address that.

Doors open at half 6 to start at 7. Tickets available here

Written by James Jeffries

March 5, 2020 at 9:05 am

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XP Man 116 – Event storming and service maps

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This month’s session on 13/2/2020 introduces EventStorming and Service Mapping showing where they overlap and how to use EventStorming as a low fidelity introduction to building a service map.

Doors at 18.30 to be ready to start at 19.00.

Tickets available here

Written by James Jeffries

February 6, 2020 at 5:23 pm

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#xpman 115 – Delivery Practice: How and Where to Slice

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Time, Quality, Scope – AKA The Iron Triangle.

You have an ambitious deadline and you have no hope of getting everything the client wants done in time. How do you proceed? What do you cut? Why do you cut? In this practical exercise we look at feature slicing for maximum impact on a team’s delivery.

Doors open at 18.30 to start at 19.00

Tickets available here.

Written by James Jeffries

January 7, 2020 at 8:07 am

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#xpman 114 – Christmas/Election refactoring

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Given the festive time of year and the fact that this month’s event falls on election night we thought, why not combine the two. We’ll being flexing our refactoring skills in this month’s Christmas/Election themed exercise.

Thanks to this month’s hosts Code Computerlove. Doors open at 6.30 ready to start at 7. It’s a practical exercise so you’ll need a laptop between two.

Tickets available here.

Don’t forget to vote!

Written by James Jeffries

December 9, 2019 at 8:00 am

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