Friday, May 22, 2009

Full day "Introduction to Lean and Agile" training in Edinburgh & Glasgow ... FREE

Do you work in Software Development? Do you want to enjoy your job more? Do you want to ship more projects?

update: date now Friday 29th May.

Today I'm delighted to announce the first of our very low-cost AgileScotland "open source" training courses.
Title: "An introduction to Lean and Agile - for Scottish Businesses"

Presented by: Clarke Ching and Rob Lally.
Where: Princess Street, Edinburgh
When: Friday 29th (was Thursday 28th May), starting 9:15 for 9:30; finishing around 4pm;
Cost: FREE if you are currently not employed; otherwise £30; we'll provide coffee & tea but you'll need to provide your own lunch.

Learn Agile and Lean from two of the UKs most experienced Agile and Lean practitioners/coaches.

After attending this course you will understand why Agile (in it's many flavours) works, why it is sometimes hard work, and what you can do to make it easier. You will know Agile well enough that you'll be able to explain it to your bosses, your staff, your colleagues. You'll know enough to sell the financial benefits of Agile to your bosses and to plan your first agile initiative.

We will cover:
* Why? The business reasons for doing Agile
* What? The technical reasons for doing Agile
* Yes, but ... why do Agile projects stuggle (hint: they execute the practices superbly, but miss the prinicples)
* A solid overview of Scrum, Kanban, and Extreme Programming
* An introduction to Test Driven Development.
* Agile / Lean for the IT department (i.e. when you run more than 1 project).

Prerequisites: You must already have at least 2 years professional experience working on (or with) Software Development teams. You must live or work in Scotland.

Restrictions: Only 2 people maximum from each company;

Book now
by emailing me at giving me an idea of your employment status, job title, and why you'd like to attend, then very early next week I'll confirm your position. We expect to fill up very quickly so it's first come, first served. If you'd prefer to attend the course in Glasgow then email me too - if you don't ask, you don't get.

Please forward this on to anyone who might be interested ... We will try to repeat any popular courses.

--- Clarke Ching, Linlithgow, Scotland.
1. Author of "Rolling Rocks Downhill" ... a business novel about software development; coming soon from the Pragmatic Bookshelf.
2. Author of "Rocks Into Gold" ... a biztech parable for developers who want to THRIVE during the recession.
Phone: 079 2011 4893