Tim Ottinger is committed to understanding and improving the art of software from the angle of “thinking for a living.” He is a programmer, author, trainer and globally recognized coach with over 35 years of real software development experience. His style is practical and hands-on, steeped in both Agile and classic traditions. Tim rapidly communicates concepts and practices, and is recognized for his compassionate and patient approach to working with individuals and has a sincere interest in helping people reach their goals. He is an insightful author with writing credits in Clean Code, Pragmatic Bookshelf magazine, the C++ Report, Software Quality Connection, and other publications over the years. He enjoys cooking, playing musical instruments, watching Science fiction or horror movies, entertaining, and of course reading.
- - Dave introduces the show and Tim Ottinger
- - Tim's definition of value
- - The things that "light Tim up" - "being lit together"
- - Tim's observations on great teams - not a threat to each other
- - Fostering a team attitude; Tim's unique social perspective and history of growing social grace
- - Tim and the "Year of Living Shamelessly", especially letting go of "recreational anger"
- - Tim's story of failure - code for compilers, "technically right with bad politics"
- - Tim's greatest success - Humility and a marvelous agile transition
- - Historical context
- - Graham Wallas and The Art of Thought - learning to think, stories of the process and getting time away
- - "The next transformative wave" - helping people make better decisions - the primacy of making decisions in today's thought work
- - The building blocks of making good decisions
- - The things that have Tim most excited about the present and future
- - Tim's top 3 tips for delivering more value
- - Keeping up with Tim
- Tim's Blog - The Agile Otter
- Industrial Logic Blog
- Time bio on Industrial Logic's Site
- David Rock
- David Rock on the SCARF Model
- The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable - Patrick Lencioni
- Christopher Avery
- Esther Derby
- Esther Derby on Building Trust
- Tim's "Year of LIving Shamelessly"
- Ward Cunningham and Wiki
- Ward Cunningham and the Federated Wiki
- Ward Cunningham on Developer On Fire
- Mosaic -> Mozilla
- Graham Wallas
- Linda Rising on Developer On Fire
- George Jetson and his Button-Pushing Job
Tim's book recommendation:
Tim's top 3 tips for delivering more value:
- Be aware of how we're thinking
- Be aware of the things that shut us down