Just a quick update on a one day course I will be running in July (actually Saturday 21 july 2012). It is designed for experienced project managers and other project leaders who understand the fundamentals of project management and I am running it as part of the ongoing education program that the Sydney chapter of […]Read More A weekend course on the principles of agile for Sydney based project managers
Its been a while since I have published anything so this blog is starting to look more like an archive of my old ideas rather than a regular window into my musings and ideas. But there is an explanation – My most recent project has been consuming more of my attention than expected. Project New […]Read More Why so long between articles baby?
Last night I did a presentation for the monthly gathering of agilistas in Sydney, so I thought I should publish my slides here. There is no sound so they may not make too much sense without any context, but here they are anyway: http://prezi.com/vllsdawtxfxv/but-where-do-the-stories-come-from/ They are created in a free software package called Prezi.com that […]Read More Link to my presentation for the agile gathering in Sydney in July
We set up a stand at the recent Software Development Conference to run the Agile Release Planning Game I designed. It seemed to go down really well, so I have decided to make the game available publicly if anyone is interested in using it. In the game, participants are a group of scientists and engineers […]Read More Finally launched my agile training game
I am off to the Software Education conference next week to talk about the areas where I see agile projects stumbling. You can still book a place at the conference if you are fast and can be in either Sydney or Wellington at the right time. The theme of the conference is business analysts and […]Read More Talking about business analysts and agile
I run training for people in a lot of different areas and one thing that consistently comes up is the importance of facilitation in just about every area of work. I like to think I am a really good facilitator and that you will get real value for money by getting me to facilitate challenging […]Read More Learning facilitation (if you are in Sydney)
I have been quoting my grandma in Agile workshops recently. She probably thought that “lean” was fat free meat and that “kanban” was probably a type of cake. But she did understand one of key concepts in successful projects: “Never mistake activity for progress”. In other words, writing and deploying a lot of code quickly […]Read More Talking at the SDC next year