So you want to be a stage producer for the Agile conference? Great! This post is meant to give you a primer not only on how to get started but also on how to build a wonderful experience for the attendees. Part 4 of 4.
If you wanted to know more about the Agile conference submission process, read this. Part 3 of 4.
I've been working on the Agile Alliance "Agile" conferences since 2006 and am/was the conference chair for Agile 2012. Want some insight on how things work behind the scenes? Read on. Part 2 of 4.
My story from working as a stage producer on the Agile Alliance "agile" conferences over the last several years. Part 1 of 4.
People often ask why they should work on a Scrum team if their companies base rewards on individual efforts. This raises the question, how does Scrum help the individual?
Many people ask me about team spaces and how to set them up. Not long ago, colleagues Ade Miller and Ajoy Krishnamoorthy did a walkthrough of the Microsoft patterns & practices space - it is built around agile teams. When watching this video,...
Thanks to everyone who attended my workshop at SQE Agile Development Practices 2009 in Orlando titled “Practicing ScrumBut: Ensuring Project Failure” and special thanks to Cory Foy for coming up from Tampa to do the workshop with me.
I am always amazed when I ask people what they think the job of a manager is. I get answers like “to tell people what to do” to “stay out of the way” to “do my performance review” to “lead”.
The last one is always of interest to me. Do companies hire managers or do they hire leaders?
Agile is about collaboration and cross functionality. There are no heros on Agile teams. How, then, do the hero's in your company fit in an Agile team or project? Putting them full time on the project may impact other projects because the expertise is taken offline. Further, it may cause the persons morale to dip and leave your company, going to a competitor. That is bad. What about when we find that we need a SME (or hero) on your project, but only in a limited or short term capacity? How do you structure your team?
This is an old interview question I used to give people at Microsoft. Think you can figure it out?