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 of thinking and modelling software development and the world in general have really helped me, and I’d like to pass the techniques on. Highly workshop-driven and not at all technical.

At the end of September I’ll be running my 1-day BDD tutorial as part of Agile Cambridge. This is the only BDD tutorial I’ll be running this year, so if you’re interested, get in there now! Dan North (my mentor in all things BDD and Agile) and David Snowden (Complexity Thinking and Cynefin guru) are keynote speakers, so it promises to be an excellent conference!

I’ll also be speaking and running workshops through the year:

The Next Generation Testing Conference organised by Unicom is on the 23rd. I’ll be on the panel talking about Agile, and particularly ranting about our obsession with granularity and our need for certainty even where it doesn’t really exist.

I’m going to be talking about Real Options at Dev Tank in London on the 29th, after the Progressive .NET Tutorials. It shouldn’t be a long talk, so lots of opportunity to catch up with your fellow devs over a beer. More details to follow – watch the space!

On June 7th, I’ll be giving an overview of BDD, how to do it well and why it works at Agile East Anglia. If you’ve been out of the loop on BDD, this is a great chance to get into it, and I’ll be answering any questions you have too. I think there may be just one ticket left…

In August I’ll be at Agile 2012 in Dallas, running “Turning and turning in the Widening Gyre”, a workshop on complexity and deliberate discovery, and “BDD: Look, no Frameworks!” on how to do BDD using custom DSLs instead of BDD tools, while keeping steps maintainable and readable.

On 21st – 22nd September I’m honoured to be one of the keynote speakers at Lean Agile Scotland. Topic still to be decided, but it’s going to be related to people and the inside of our heads; one of my favourite minefields.

I’m also speaking at GOTO this year (October 1st to 3rd, Aarhus, Denmark). In my talk, “To be honest…” I’ll be looking at why honesty is so important and yet so hard to do.

In the meantime, I have some days free for in-house training or coaching. Please get in touch now, before the rest of the year gets this busy too!

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