Mob Programming: A whole team approach with Woody Zuill

A BCS Professional Awareness Course

Tuesday 27th November 2018; 09:00 - 12:45 (half day) or 09:00 - 17:00 (full day).

Trainer: Woody Zuill - pioneer of Mob Programming, independent

Edinburgh Training & Conference Centre, 16 St Mary Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1SU.

Cost: £108.71 – £235.91 (see see "Booking" below)

The course is one of a series of Professional Current Awareness Courses aimed at providing greater access to developing subjects for IT professionals.

Registration via the BCS on-line booking system - see "Booking" at the bottom of this page.

Course Overview

Mob Programming: All the brilliant people working on the same thing, at the same time, in the same place, and on the same computer.

Mob Programming is a cost-effective, collaborative and fun way to get work done together. It's a whole-team approach to development, where coding, designing, testing, and working with the "customer" (partner, Product Owner, User, etc.) is all done as a team.

In the morning, participants will learn all about Mob Programming. We cover the mechanics of how to work together as a Mob as well as the techniques that make this form of development so effective. We’ll learn how a Mob performs sample project work, including user stories, prioritization, test-driven development, refactoring, and retrospectives. And there’ll be a practical demonstration of Mob Programming at work.

In the afternoon, participants will work in small groups, practicing Mob Programming for real (please bring a laptop if you have one). Designed and facilitated by Mob Programming pioneer Woody Zuill, this second part of the workshop provides a hands-on education in the art of mobbing and its significant benefits for your teams.

  • 9:00 Registration
  • 9:15 Start - all participants
  • 12:45 Buffet Lunch - all participants
  • 13:30 Restart - full-day participants only
  • 17:00 End
  • Tea/coffee/biscuits available for all participants

About the presenter


Woody Zuill, an independent Senior Agile Consultant, Trainer, and Guide and has been programming computers for 35+ years. As a pioneer of the Mob Programming approach of teamwork for software development he has been sharing presentations and workshops on Mob Programming for conferences, user groups, and companies all over the world.

Woody believes that code must be simple, clean, and maintainable so that we can realize the Agile Value of Responding to Change, and that we must constantly “Reflect, tune, and adjust” so we can continuously grow our skills and improve our capabilities.


Booking is via the BCS on-line booking system.

Costs (including booking fee and VAT):

  • BCS Member Rate (FULL DAY): £210.47
  • Non-Member Rate (FULL DAY): £235.91
  • BCS Member Rate (HALF DAY): £108.71
  • Non-Member Rate (HALF DAY): £121.43

Closing date for bookings is 26th November. No refunds after 20th November.

For overseas delegates who wish to attend the event please note that BCS does not issue invitation letters.

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