Basic Pathologies of Simple Systems – James Lyndsay – Agile on the Beach Conference 2018

Watch James Lyndsay’s session from Agile On The Beach 2018 entitled ‘Basic Pathologies of Simple Systems’.

In this session James explores very simple systems to discover surprising emergent behaviours. He’ll explore dynamic systems that (under some conditions) resonate, explode, jitter or simply die and look at the ways that systems produce such behaviours, how to trigger them, how to observe them, and how you might be able to regulate them in the complex systems we build.

Suitable for: anyone who works with systems, and particularly suits those who build or adjust systems.

Key outcomes * direct experience of complex behaviour emerging from simple parts * insight into damping and amplification of behaviours * recognition that these simple systems are displaying their nature, not a pathology

James Lyndsay

James helps organisations to find surprises, to adapt their approaches, and to keep their testers interested. He started testing in 1986, and works as an independent consultant. A regular keynote speaker and teacher at international events, and an active participant in a variety of testing communities, James has written award-winning papers, built the Black Box puzzles, kicked off the TestLab, and run the London Exploratory Workshop in Testing. He received the 2015 European Tester Excellence award.

Agile on the Beach is a leading annual conference in Falmouth, Cornwall UK. Since 2011 Agile on the Beach has been a two day agile conference, set on the Cornish coast with a beach party in between. The conference explores agile software, products, teams, business and practices. With over 400 attending, the conference hosts 50 seminars and workshops to provide the ultimate agile learning experience, along with ample opportunities for networking at its 3 evening events.

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