Tuesday @ Agile 2007

Tuesday saw the opening keynote by Susan Ershler, as well as the beginning of the vendor talks that I organized this year.  Here’s the full list of sessions I attended: Reaching New Heights: Learning to Adaptby Susan Ershler Agile Tooling: A Point, Counter-point Discussionby Ryan Martens (Rally) and Ron Jeffries Agile Practices in a Distributed…


Agile 2007: The First Thing to Build – Trust on Agile Teams

Diana Larsen is a special sort of nut.  She’s an organizational development and communications expert, not a technologist.  Her sessions touch on many of the softer skills necessary to thrive on a team (any team, not just an Agile team).  I’ve been seeking out and attending Diana’s sessions since my first experience with her and…

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Agile 2007: Having Fun with Rails & Agile Development

In 90 minutes, Garg, Matt and David built a working web photo sharing web site.  Garg played customer.  David played whip-cracker (um… PM), and David did all the heavy lifting with Rails. This talk was a high level introduction to the speed and power of Rails as a development environment.  As such, I found most…

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Monday @ Agile 2007

The conference is organized a bit differently this year.  The only thing going on this morning is registration.  So, I checked in and scanned the program guide for sessions I’d like to attend.  There are too many good looking talks, this year!  I hate that!  How can I ever get to see all of them. …


Agile 2007

I will be attending Agile 2007 in Washington, D.C. next week.  In my capacity as Vendor Talks Chair, I will be moderating the vendor talks in Meeting Room 3 on both Tuesday and Thursday.  Drop me a note if you’re attending the conference.  I’d love to meet you and find out about your experiences with…

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Update: Iterative and Incremental Development

I am enjoying the copy of Visual Studio Team System: Better Software Development for Agile Teams by Will Stott and James Newkirk that I picked up the other day.  So far, it is doing a good job of both explaining Agile and how an Agile team might use VSTS.  They’ve even gone to the trouble…