Archive for August, 2009

Get Early Bird Registration at The patterns & practices Summit

Monday, August 31st, 2009

Early bird registration closes today! Save yourself a couple of hundred bucks and register before September. Great lineup of speakers including Martin Fowler and Scott Guthrie and… me (well it was worth a try).

Where Are All The Agile 2009 Blog Posts?

Monday, August 31st, 2009

In short I’m working on it. This year’s conference was much lower key than last year but there were still some great takeaways. What hampered me as the the utter lack of decent network coverage. I’ve been to small mountain towns in Peru that did better than the Hyatt in ...

Agile 2009: The Scrum Bestiary, A Behavioral Taxonomy

Tuesday, August 25th, 2009

Thanks to everyone who attended my workshop on the Scrum Bestiary today at Agile 2009. You can download the deck here. It comes with speaker notes so isn’t completely incomprehensible. The original Scrum Bestiary can was written up as a series of blog posts and summarized ...

Agile 2009: Distributed Agile Development

Wednesday, August 19th, 2009

Thanks to everyone who attended my talk today at Agile 2009 on Distributed Agile Development and our experiments with it at Microsoft’s patterns & practices team. I’ve been speaking about this on and off for the last year and a half and it’s interesting to see audiences grow as this ...

When Tools Take Over Your Team Room

Monday, August 17th, 2009

There were some good comments on my Tooling is a Third Order Effect post a few weeks ago. Tools and how they effect a team’s software development activities is particularly importance when you consider distributed teams because they often adapt their processes quite significantly and make heavy use of ...