Category Archives: conference

BDD and Complexity Thinking tutorials at NDC Oslo

This year I’ll be running two 1-day workshops at NDC Oslo: Behaviour-Driven Development Have you ever wanted to know exactly what your customers want? Or helped them to clarify their requirements? Have you ever wanted to quickly pick up a … Continue reading

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BDD for Life – revisited at GOTO Chicago

A couple of years back, I ran a talk on how to apply some of BDD’s techniques to your whole life, and to life coaching. I am very excited to announce that this year, at GOTO Chicago (April 23rd – … Continue reading

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LSSC 2012

A lot of times when I go to conferences, I’ve already got a slew of half-formed ideas and thoughts from the amazing communities with whom I hang out. The conferences have been fantastic for helping me refine and validate those … Continue reading

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Upcoming engagements

There are a few exciting speaking and training engagements coming up, many of them UK based! First off, two tutorials: I’m running my first Deliberate Discovery, Cynefin and Real Options tutorial at Skills Matter on 29th May. These three ways … Continue reading

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CALMalpha – the second request

CALMalpha was meant to be a mash-up between the Lean, Agile and Cynefin / Complexity Theory practitioners. The outcome of the unconference wasn’t really stated. When you understand that a complex domain is one in which the cause of an … Continue reading

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CALMalpha – the first request

I came away from CALMalpha with a profound sense of depression. Our industry is in an awful state. A really awful state. It took me a day and a half to recognize one of the problems. There’s a prevailing sentiment … Continue reading

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Done with Chickens and Pigs

If you’re not familiar with the concept of Chickens and Pigs, it’s based on an old joke in which a chicken and a pig set up a restaurant. The chicken wants to call it “Ham’n’Eggs”. The pig says, “No thanks. … Continue reading

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