Tuesday, May 16, 2006

VISION consulting and Rally Software present: Embracing the Future - Enterprise Agility - A free seminar

Hi everyone,
VISION Consulting* and Rally Software are running an invite only executive event exploring how you can enable your enterprise to embrace the future, to respond quicker to customer needs and to deliver value faster through the use of Agile approaches and frameworks.

Who will benefit from attending? CEOs, CIOs, CTOs, IT Directors and Executives, IT Architects, Program and Product Managers.

Learn how the benefits of Agile software development can address these challenges in large organisations and across distributed teams. See how Agile techniques can enable you to deliver products to market faster, continually integrate new technologies and deliver efficiently and effectively.

This invitation only event from Vision Consulting and partner Rally Software introduces you to the core concepts of Agile development and enterprise Agility and provides real world examples and practical approaches for scaling software Agility across your organisation.

Date: Wednesday, May 24th
Time: 1:30 p.m.
Venue: The Point Conference Centre, 32 Bread Street, Edinburgh, EH3 9AF.

1:30 - 2:00 Coffee and registration
2:00 - 2:30 Embracing Change - an introduction to Agile
Learn about the core concepts of Agile and why they are so powerful. See how the key techniques used by Agile methods such as Scrum, Lean Software Development and Extreme
Programming can deliver value to your organisation.

2:30 - 3:15 How Agile Works - delivering value earlier
See how Agile software development approaches allow you to increase product speed to market, reduce the cost of project delivery and facilitate faster integration of new technologies.

3:15 - 3:30 Break and Coffee
3:30 - 4:15 Agile in Action - delivering the benefits

See how Vision's unique Commitment Based Practices enable you to benefit fully from the power of Agile, manage organisational impact and embed Agile successfully.

4:15 - 5:00 Scaling Agile - practical approaches
Learn real-world approaches for scaling Agile project management, development and testing practices across your organisation. See the roll that tooling plays in formalising and scaling Agile development practices.

5:00 - 5:15 Q&A and Panel Discussion

Contact me at agile@vision.com if you would like an invite.

Clarke Ching
* For the sake of full disclosure, I work for VISION, but I am sending this with my AgileScotland "hat" on.  I have always, and will continue to, happily promote any Agile events that are likely to be relevent to AgileScotland members.  If you'd like to run an agile event in Scotland then please contact me ...

Thursday, May 11, 2006

Agile Scotland 24th May Session - The social and psychological challenges of Agile development

And now for something completely different ... and a little special.

The social and psychological challenges of Agile development
By Joseph Pelrine and Ben Fuchs,
24th May, 2006, at 7:30,
VISION consulting offices, Fettes Park, 496 Ferry Road, Edinburgh, EH5 2DL

Our AgileScotland sessions tend to focus on either the techie or the management aspects of Agile, but for this May's session Paul Wilson has arranged a special evening session with Joseph Pelrine and Ben Fuchs, both experts in the human aspects of team work in software development.

Joseph and Ben are in Edinburgh to present the "Deep Dynamics of Agile Teams" and they have agreed with Paul to do an evening session for Agile Scotland.  Joseph has a distinguished pedigree in XP and Scrum, having worked with Kent Beck.  He was also the first Certified Scrum Practitioner in Europe.  Ben is a psychologist specialising in team dynamics and conflict resolution. 

BTW: There are still a few spaces available on Ben and Joseph's course.  This is the only chance to attend the course in Scotland, so contact Paul if you are interested -  Paul.wilson@merecomplexities.com.  Paul has negotiated a lower course fee for Scotland, plus you'll avoid the travel and accomodation costs, if you wish to attend the course in London or Europe.

Clarke Ching
079 1940 3972