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I always have so much fun at Agile 20XX conferences that it sometimes feels anticlimactic when they end. This year, however, I was lucky enough to get one of the last few tickets for Corey Haines’ latest CodeRetreat in Orlando. … Continue reading

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The Gordon Pask Award

The Pask Committee have given the Gordon Pask award to me this year for deepening existing ideas and coming up with some pretty crazy ones of my own. I can only do this because of the fortune I have in … Continue reading

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The Haiku Workshop at SPA2010

I’ll be running the ever-popular Haiku Workshop in the SPA2010 evening diversions on Monday 17th May. My focus for this is limited to 24 people. I’m not sure how attendance is being organised; however, if you want to attend and … Continue reading

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Lean Software and Systems Conference, Atlanta

I’ve been invited to speak at the Lean Software and Systems Conference in Atlanta, April 21st to 23rd 2010. BDD, often described as “TDD done well”, is strongly aligned with Lean principles. It’s a pull-based approach to delivering software that … Continue reading

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BDD: A Lean Toolkit

I’ve been invited to submit a talk to the Lean and Kanban conference in Atlanta, on how Lean principles have changed the way in which I approach TDD (which of course is BDD for me). For those of you on … Continue reading

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Lean and Kanban Conference Roundup

The Lean and Kanban conference was hugely fun, with phenomenal speakers, passionate attendees and as many disparate topics as could possibly be imagined falling under the Lean umbrella. I particularly liked John Seddon’s approach, which I’ll boil down to “Apply … Continue reading

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It’s on!

Just talked to Olav Maasen who’s been running around all day, getting sound engineers and sponsors excited about Eric “Guitar” Davis and the Troublemakers. Version One and Accelinova have proved themselves truly Agile companies by responding to change quickly enough … Continue reading

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Chicago Blues

The Agile 2009 conference has been an incredible experience. As with last year, I find myself overwhelmed by ideas and lacking in sleep. The workshops have gone well – thanks for the kind and useful feedback! It was a pleasure … Continue reading

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ACG mind maps

I got a bit experimental with my mind maps at the Agile Coaches’ Gathering. I think it was a combination of the amazing and inspirational people, the fantastic choice of venue and the glorious weather that got me feeling so … Continue reading

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