Cooperation and Communication

"The most efficient and effective method of conveying information to and within a development team is face-to-face conversation." -- The Agile Manifesto

Lesson 1: Release it!

For lesson 1, please read:
The flattening of the software release process

Lesson 2: Breaking down silos

For lesson 2, please read:
Breaking down silos
Breaking Down Silos with Cross-Functional Teams

Lesson 3: Using Slack

For lesson 3, please go through these Slack guides:

Other Readings

    To have a solid understanding of computer systems one needs...?

    1. practical understanding of programming
    2. theoretical understanding of programming
    3. both A and B
    4. NOT to understand programming

    We want to script our environment so that...?

    1. environments are always in a known state
    2. we lessen the chance that knowledge is locked in team members' heads
    3. deployments are more predictable and repeatable
    4. all of the above

    The study of software includes...?

    1. software engineering on a small group scale
    2. the use of programming languages
    3. individual and group projects
    4. all of the above

    The DevOps dashboard...?

    1. shows how each change affects the entire system in every stage in the progression to deploying to production
    2. is another name for the kanban board
    3. provides real-time information on the software system
    4. both A and C

    An advantage Slack has over email threads is

    1. people can join and leave threads as they need to
    2. people won't forget to include someone who needs to see a message
    3. it is easy to bring in a new person and have them pick up on the whole conversation
    4. all of the above

    A poly-skilled engineer

    1. graduated from NYU Poly
    2. knows several languages
    3. knows all parts of the technology their team uses
    4. all of the above

    Each member of a cross-functional team needs to...?

    1. write tests
    2. write scripts
    3. version
    4. all of the above

    What is our main tool for communication in our course?

    1. git
    2. Docker
    3. Kubernetes
    4. Slack

    Having a cross-functional team means...?

    1. every team member is responsible for the delivery process
    2. any person on the team can modify any part of the software system
    3. answers A and B
    4. having no project manager on the team

    Company's development and operations teams' aims are in inherent conflict because...?

    1. operations is measured by the system's stability
    2. development is measured by the number of features it makes available
    3. both A and B
    4. neither A nor B