Entangling artefacts

A session at XP Days Benelux

Friday 28th November, 2014

3:45pm to 5:00pm (AMT)

When developing in an agile fashion, we use artefacts every day as a support for communication and production, to measure and learn. Even though we prefer to think about interactions rather than tools, the latter end up mediating the former. We may not like it but, no matter how hard we try, our tools will always have an impact on our behaviour.

Rather than denying this aspect, you will see how we can use it to our advantage.

Based on 18 months of experiments in a startup and analysis through cognitive anthropology and system models, we'll see how the system of production can be entangled with the artefacts that represent it. You will thus be presented with both an abstract definition of what makes an artefact powerful enough to embody continuous improvement; and concrete, tested examples of how to do it, such as the a Guide Board, or the set of operations you can apply to a Task Board for it to evolve.

We will then, together, see how this can be applied to your own artefacts.

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Matti Schneider

Transdisciplinary engineer

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XP Days Benelux

Netherlands Netherlands, Heeze

27th28th November 2014

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Time 3:45pm5:00pm AMT

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