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29
DEC
2009

XPSD Call for Speakers

A group close to my heart, Extreme Programming San Diego (XPSD), is looking for speakers to talk about their experiences applying Agile software development practices.  XPSD meets on the 1st Thursday of every month at The Linkery in North Park from 6 PM to 8 PM to network, share...
21
OCT
2009

Sponsoring San Diego PMI Chapter Meeting on Oct 28th

This year, the Agile Alliance and PMI formed an Agile Community of Practice.  The community was formed because both sides recognized their is a lot of misunderstanding about each other, yet we often talk about improving the same types of things.  In the sprit of that enterprise,...
16
OCT
2009

SoCal Code Camp – Nov 21 & Nov 22

I will be presenting three sessions at the LA Code Camp this year.  Surprisingly, I am not going to be giving my Top Ten Refactoring session; I just did not feel in the mood to do it this year.  Have no fear, Llywellyn and Woody Zuill have that topic covered in their excellent...
28
SEP
2009

My Insights on Distributed Scrum Teams

Come to XPSD on October 1st where I will share my ideas and experiences gained while in Shanghai.  I am not sure if I will turn my presentation into a post, but I will give away my key point now: you will have much more impact improving the performance of your Scrum teams by...
14
AUG
2009

Speaking @ XPSD on Sept 3rd

Just wanted to let people know that I will be the speaker at the XPSD meeting in September.  I will be talking about my experiences coaching Scrum teams in China and my insights on what essential skills a ScrumMaster needs to be successful. Update: this was postponed until Oct...
15
JUL
2009

Going to Agile 2009!!

I will be attending my first big Agile conference this year in Chicago from Aug 24 to Aug 28.  The program for Agile 2009 looks really good and some friends of mine, Lleywelln Falco and Dan Gilkerson, from XPSD are speaking on Approval Tests.  This should be a good time to...
06
JAN
2009

QFD & Agile Process Roll Out

I have been wanting to blog on my last presentation at XPSD for a while, but have been so busy with the Holiday Season – so here are my thoughts on how to use the Design for Six Sigma (DfSS) quality function deployment (QFD) tool to gather the Voice of the Customer data...
13
NOV
2008

Agile Transitions Workshop

I am quite busy with the presentations lately.  Next up is an appearance at XPSD on December 4th where I will run a workshop showing how to use some simple tools to chart and monitor an Agile transition for your organization.  This will be a hands-on session.   The tools I will...
12
AUG
2008

Not There Yet

Cory Foy made an interesting comment today on the XP mailing list. I’ll quote the part which I found interesting: ” My theory is that while we supposedly “Crossed the Chasm” from Early Adopters to Early Majority in the Agile world (referencing emails from about a year ago), we...
31
JUL
2008

Mike Cohn at XPSD

In my role as moderator of XP San Diego I was able to arrange for Mike Cohn to speak about Agile transitions to our group. Last year when Mike was in town, we were also able to arrange for some of his time. Mike is a great speaker and I am looking forward to his talk tonight.