A group of people in the alt.net community in Seattle have organized a conference in just a couple of months. They decided to use an Open Space Technology format and asked me to facilitate the conference. My company, FutureWorks Consulting, agreed to sponsor the conference by donating my time, so I jumped at the chance. [...]
Archive for February, 2009
As of this morning (Feb 23, 2009), hundreds of potential presenters have submitted 922 possible sessions for Agile 2009. Each of those 922 sessions needs feedback to become the best it can be. Think of it as a massive multi-player perfection game (MMPPG). All of us need your help to make sure our sessions give [...]
Jack Milunsky wrote about the Top Ten Activities of a Product Owner. His post included number 6: 6. Participates in the daily Scrums, Sprint Planning Meetings and Sprint Reviews and Retrospectives. There’s always a lot going on and always an excuse to miss the meetings. But each of these Scrum ceremonies is another chance for [...]
Doc List writes about one of my favorite activities on his blog, Circle of Questions. I added a few comments there as well. Esther and I describe the activity in Agile Retrospectives: Making Good Teams Great! We knew when we wrote the description that it would be a difficult activity for people to visualize in [...]
We had a great time at Agile Open Northwest last week. About a hundred people gathered together to consider our theme “Agile for Real” and discuss 60+ related topics. At the end of the event, our ROTI score (return-on-time-invested) was 3+ on a scale of 0 to 4. The volunteers and I took lots of [...]
Jim Shore posted on his blog about two courses, The Art of Agile Planning and The Art of Agile Development, that he and I will take to Europe this spring. He’s put in photos and and comments from evaluations when we held the class last October. Participants said nice things, like “The facilitators were excellent! [...]
At Øredev 2008, Bob Martin, Scott Bellware, Glenn Block, Gabrielle Benefield, James Bach and I responded to questions from moderator Björn Granvik and the audience about the conference theme, The Renaissance Developer.