I got a package from IBM a few days ago but forgot to post about it (until now). It’s a shiny metal tin (about 6″ x 6″ x 1.5″) containing a metal puzzle – very neat. But the reason I mention it here: it’s an advert for IBM’s Agility at Scale and Agile Development e-kit. […]
I was on the subway last night, sitting next to a couple of project managers. I could tell they were PMs because I overheard part of their conversation, including how one proudly announced he’d successfully got a Software Requirements Specification signed off after only three months, and the other bemoaned how she had to keep […]
[Part 1 of my recap (“the morning”) is in a previous blog entry.] After lunch I decided to investigate the Open Spaces area, and the title “Painless Agile Adoption” caught my eye. Having told past managers that Agile adoption is necessarily painful and not everyone will make it through the transition, this was going to […]
In case you’ve read my notes from the Agile Tour Toronto and are wondering where Part 2 is, the answer is that it’s still in draft – I’ve been really busy with my photography but I’ll post Part 2 this week. Promise!
I wrote a brief post saying I was looking forward to the one-day event, and I definitely wasn’t disappointed. I was so engrossed I failed to take any photos but I did take some notes during the day, although I hoped that the presenters’ material would be available sooner. (Speaking of sooner, I know it’s […]
The Agile Tour 2009 hits Toronto tomorrow! [Official site and Facebook page] I’m excited to be attending, learning more about Agile (there’s always more to learn!), catching up with friends and meeting new people with a shared interest in Agile. I’ve looked at the programme and there are lots of good sessions, but I also […]
I’m glad Agile 2009 is over … because reading all the tweets and posts about it just made me jealous 🙂 I wish I could have attended the conference because (for me) reading other people’s take on the presentations can be interesting but I’d rather be there in person and be able to discuss it […]
After an aborted contract as a Scrum Master with a local company, a friend pointed me at a blog post by Vikas Hazrati entitled “Do you follow Agile? You are fired!” He lists eight reasons why managers who don’t understand Agile might decide you aren’t committed to the project/company; I thought I’d review that list […]