Milwaukee SPIN

The Software Process Improvement Network is comprised of individuals dedicated to improving the software engineering practice. Regional groups called "SPINs" meet and share their experiences - initiating and sustaining software process improvement programs.

The Power of Pairing

Often, we see so much success with frameworks like Scrum or Kanban that we stop looking for other innovations in our process. We continue to think that parallel work streams are the key to efficiency. Two people working on the same thing doesn’t sound very efficient, does it? Unfortunately, these efficiencies tend to build knowledge silos within teams making it difficult to scale. This robs us of innovation and creativity, limits our scope from emergent practices to conforming practices, and limits our ability to respond to change.


This talk will focus on the practice of pairing. After this talk, you will be able to better determine when to pair, understand the benefits and drawbacks, address concerns of pairing from teammates as well as explore the common resistance to making this type of change. Join us for a conversation on implementing pairing throughout your organization.

Date and Time
Thursday, 04/26/2018
5:30 PM - 6:15 PM Food and Networking 6:30 PM - 8:15 PM Presentation and Q&A
Skyline Technologies
N16 W23217 Stone Ridge Drive
Pewaukee, WI 53188

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Free - Thanks to our Sponsors
Speaker Bio:

Jeff Maleski is a coach and agile enthusiast with over 15 years of IT experience spanning mobile game development, enterprise software development, and service in the Army as a Signal officer. His deeper skillsets include programming, business analysis, quality assurance, product owning, Scrum mastering, people management, and Agile coaching. He looks to be a catalyst, where 1 plus 1 equals 3, and help drive alignment and purpose for new and experienced Agile teams.


Jeff Bubolz - His goal is to end human suffering in organizations, as an agile coach I transform organizations through setting up an environment of continuous improvement and learning.  I use authenticity and the kind truth to align organizations to be more responsive and adaptive to change.  I nudge people and organizations to be the change they want to see in the world.