Monday, April 11, 2011 3:45 PM
In case anyone thought that I only had one speaking topic, you will have an opportunity to hear me at Chicago ALT.NET on May 18th. I'll be presenting "Guerrilla Agile" - How to Adopt Agile in a Company That is Hostile to Agile Methodologies. How many times have you ever gone to a meeting discussing Agile Development, and heard many of the people in the audience talk about how they were "interested in Agile" and were "excited about it" but weren't actually doing Agile? That is often times because the company they are working for not only doesn't currently use Agile Methods, but is actually hostile to it's adoption.
Should you as a budding Agile Practitioner just stand back and study Agile without ever actually doing it? Or is there some other way that you can introduce Agile into that hostile environment? Guerrilla Agile will give you a set of tools to use in that hostile company.
Monday, April 11, 2011 2:57 AM
What are you doing on May 14th? If you have the day available, you should definitely come down to Grayslake Illinois for Chicago Code Camp. Code Camp is for developers of all skill levels, and will have multiple sessions running side by side. There is no language or framework of choice, so developers of all stripes are welcome. You can see the full speaker list here as well as the session listing.
You might notice that I am on the speaker list, and will be presenting "Application Instrumentation with WMI". If you're interested in attending (even if you don't plan on seeing my session), you can do so for free at Event Brite.