patterns & practices Global Online Symposium 2012

People are familiar with the patterns & practices summits and symposia that we have ran in various countries (China, Japan, Russia, Slovenia, Ukraine, India, Argentina, Sweden, …) and our flagship annual event in Redmond. These events are an important part of our “customer-connectedness” with devs, architects, testers, designers working on Microsoft platforms. We have enjoyed…


Software Experts Summit 2011

I’ll be speaking at the Software Experts Summit 2011, organized by the IEEE Computer Society. It will take place at the  legendary Computer History Museum, in the heart of the Silicon Valley. The theme for the summit is “Managing the Pace of Innovation”. The organizers lined up an impressive set of speakers, including Grady Booch,…

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Video on what’s coming in EntLib 5.0

In this channel9 video, Chris and I give a 10,000 ft view on what’s coming in EntLib5.0. For details, consult our product backlog.

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Where to find useful stuff from the Agile conference?

Agile conference traditionally publishes proceedings (that’s where you find all research papers and experience reports). Attendees also receive a CD or a memory stick with tutorial materials (decks, handouts, demos etc.). Several main stage talks are available as webcasts. What about workshops? A workshop is really an opportunity for attendees to learn more from each…

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Agile Perspectives PDC Workshop

As promised, here’s the deck Mary Poppendieck and I used during the workshop. We hope it was worth the attendees’ time. We encourage you to try new techniques we talked about and let us know how your agile adoption is going. For more information, visit Mary’s site. http://gmelnik.com/talks/PDC2008%20Pre-con%20Agile%20Perspectives%20MPoppendieck%20GMelnik.pdf

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Agile PreCon at PDC 2008

Mary Poppendieck and I are set to run a pre-conference workshop on Agile Perspectives: Industry and Microsoft. In it, we will provide our observations on what works, what doesn’t in the world of agile, and why (we call this segment of the workshop “Reality of agile”). The objective is to provide pragmatic advice, recommendations and…

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