Argumentum ad hominem is a cool Latin phrase I read in a book called “How to win every argument – the use and abuse of logic”. The book is written by Madsen Pirie and while I don’t know if it is still in print, I do know its on the shelf at the Chattswood Library […]Read More Argumentum ad waterfallium
I do a lot of work with Software Education and I can vouch for them as an excellent group to work with. So I thought it would be worth mentioning that they are looking for a new trainer to deliver a range of courses in agile development. You will need to be charismatic, experienced and […]Read More Vacancy for an agile trainer in Australia
I just posted this on another site, so I didn’t want to repeat it all here. The article is at this simple english heading: http://www.linkedin.com/groupAnswers?viewQuestionAndAnswers=&gid=2221192&discussionID=13508554&sik=1265408037120&trk=ug_qa_q&goback=.ana_2221192_1265408037120_3_1 As you would (not) guess from the wording of the link, I am wondering why we still debate the involvement of the customer in our IT projects. We adopt every […]Read More Minor rant from James – what happened to the customer
I am working with a client who has a whole continent full of different “tribes”, all of whom are going agile and all of whom have huge change agendas on at the moment. So I am working on a change management plan to help the organisation roll out consistent approaches to IT development and to […]Read More Small experiments vs planned execution of change
I just got sent this link to an article in Scientific American. Its about “gold farmers” from the third world. These enterprising workers join online games and spend time playing the game in order to amass treasure or experience that they can then sell to others for real money. There are already property speculators in […]Read More Working in virtual worlds – and getting away from it all in the real world
I was given a new technological device for Christmas that I never knew I needed – a cup warming plate that plugs into my laptop. Now I can type away while leaving my tea or coffee for ages without it going cold. The device has set a new standard for decadent features that I previously […]Read More Why do we need warranties on projects?
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)