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23
FEB
2010

Speaking at Orlando Scrum Gathering – Mar 9th 2010

Finally had a few moments to write about my upcoming speaking engagement at the Orlando Scrum Gathering from March 8th to March 10th.  I am VERY excited about the chance to speak at a Scrum conference and I was lucky enough to be selected to provide two presentations in Orlando....
13
JAN
2010

Agile Games @ XPSD Jan 13th

I am facilitating an Agile Playground session with June at XPSD tonight.  Stop by if you are interested in learning some Agile games and want to have some fun.  Here is the short write-up from the XPSD wiki: “What is Agile software development? What are the essentials I...
07
JAN
2010

Submissions to PMI San Diego Conference

Here are my submissions to PMI San Diego’s 7th Annual PM Conference scheduled for May 12th to 14th.  I am hoping that one of them gets accepted. Leaping to Success with High Performing Teams: this is a one-day workshop on the importance of team building through SIMSOC....
04
JAN
2010

Speaking @ Fullerton Code Camp – Jan 30 & 31

If you are looking to see me speak in person, be sure to come to the Fullerton Code Camp.  I will have three presentations on Agile. Experiencing Agile Through Games: Are you bored at work? Is your Agile team devoid of fun? It could be that you are following the mechanics of your...
28
OCT
2009

Developing High-Performing Teams Class at PMI San Diego

Tonight I will be promoting my upcoming class on Nov 12th to the monthly meeting of PMI in San Diego.  In addition, I have five minutes to talk about what I do and talk about the upcoming class.  I am not exactly sure when I will be “on”, but networking starts at 5:30...
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...
08
OCT
2009

Agile Open NoCal – Oct 15 & Oct 16

Wanted to alert folks that I will be attending the Agile Open event being held in Fort Mason, San Francisco next week.  I attended the Agile Open SoCal event in Irvine during September and that was very fun, educational and was a great way to meet a lot of my peers in Southern...
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...
21
SEP
2009

Dog Psychics for Your Agile Team

I was having a really interesting conversation with Susan Elliot Sim at Agile Open SoCal.  I was asking her why is it so difficult to get peer-reviewed articles published on Agile.  She responded by telling me this story, with the instruction to identify the emotions you feel...