Chapter 18. Introduction to the Core Protocols

by Yves Hanoulle

Roy asked me if I wanted to write about the Core Protocols (www.mccarthyshow.com/online/). I’ll start by explaining where these protocols originated.

This story starts in 1995. Jim McCarthy wrote Dynamics of Software Development (Microsoft Press, 1995). After this book was well received in the software community (I see it as one of the predecessors of agile), Jim and his wife Michele decided to leave Microsoft to hold workshops on team-building. They designed these workshops to be experimental. The course wasn’t presented like a typical class; it was a simulated one-week project. Part of the assignment was for the students to come up with their own team rules.

After a year Jim ...

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