Demonstrates the kind of debt we accumulate if we don’t refactor as we go. This exercise will let the attendees experience the pain of dealing with technical debt, rather than just understanding it intellectually.
Demonstrates the value of keeping the code clean.
Demonstrates the concepts behind TDD. How we write the test before we write code and how that forces our design to emerge.
This exercise demonstrates the value of keeping the design simple and the code small. We’ll generally do this exercise before starting into any of the others as it’s really foundational for all Agile technical practices.