At Agile 2011, I spent a lot of my time in the OpenJam running sessions on StrategicPlay® with Lego® so that people would have a chance to experience what I see as a strikingly powerful technology.
Product Camp Toronto was above all a great networking opportunity since there were lot’s of breaks between sessions for conversation. The day started with people sitting at tables chatting – and boy was there a buzz!Read More
Here is a screencast of my presentation on Agile – the Good, the Bad and the Ugly.
This is your chance to hear about the Ugly harsh realities, the Bad news and the Good opportunities for Agile. Along with a menagerie of problems, the vast majority of so-called “Agile Coaches” are unconsciously incompetent with respect to adopting and transitioning to Agile and a wider toolkit is called for in many situations. But there’s hope for us all: we can stop the madness by changing our outlook and learn the tools at hand to turn this industry around.
Not only was I fortunate to attend Play4Agile in Germany this week, I also had the privilege of working with the organizing team to act as a Spirit Keeper and help with facilitation. During the opening on Friday night we played Constellations and observed that a lot of people already knew Open Space. So how to explain Open Space rules so that newbies learn enough and yet avoid boring the veterans to death? The answer comes from Training from the back of the room: let them teach each other. Then newbies get individual attention and veterans learn it better by teaching it.Read More
Jared Spool gave a pretty good banquet keynote for Agile 2009 on User Interface Engineering. The main point is that is that very successful companies use amazing interfaces as a key competitive advantage. And the key to this is good user experience design. Read More