Experience is valuable. How do you harness the experience and skill you have in your organisation for everyone’s benefit? How do you extract the learnings gained from experiencing the pain and joy from living in the trenches? This talk will focus on building a joint understanding of software values and principles in order to build a shared view of why we build the things we build the way we build them. It will delve into some of the activities that we are doing in an organisation of 18 (and growing) ruby developers - what worked, what didn’t and what we hope to try next.