Dan Pickett (http://www.enlightsolutions.com/) presents "It's not just about the code" at the November 2009 Boston Ruby Group meeting (http://bostonrb.org)
"We spend so much time focusing on conventional programming. Everyone focuses on standards, code clarity, testing, and what gems to use. Let's chat about what's done before your fingers hit the keys. Let's talk about brainstorming, requirements, stakeholders, mock-ups, and writing solid user stories and acceptance tests with Cucumber. Every project has a story - how will your next one end?"
The railsrumble is in full swing. thoughtbot has been kind enough to host teams looking for space during it. Here, I take a quick walkthrough to see what's going on. It's pretty early, and everyone is looking pretty focused.