Thursday, November 15, 2007

AgileNorth mini-conference Thursday 29th of November

Hi everyone,

I've just been chatting with Kevin Rutherford who organises the
AgileNorth group and they still have a few spaces available for their
1-day agile conference. He has put together an excellent programme
with some top-notch speakers and presenters. It's only a day, it's
only 95 quid and it's only down the road in Manchester. I'd be there
apart from prior commitments.

You'll find more details here:


Monday, November 05, 2007

AgileScotlander Graeme Brown's dissertation on Distributed Agile.

Graeme Brown has just finished his dissertation towards becoming a Master of Science in Information Systems at Napier University, here in Scotland. I and several of my friends at AgileScotland helped him with his research. I found my interview with him very useful, in fact, because his questions focused on team cohesiveness (in distributed teams) - something which - I realised during the interview - I had sacrificed in one of the two distributed teams I was working on at the time.

You can read his dissertation here: GBrown05007439MScDissertation-1.pdf

Well done Graeme. And, thanks to everyone who kindly volunteered their time to assist him.

Thursday, November 01, 2007

AgileScotland heads up - December event - David J. Anderson on December 17th

Hi everyone,

This note is an early warning that agile/lean guru David J Anderson,
author of Agile Managment for Software Engineering - Applying Theory
of Constraints for Business Results, will be our guest at
AgileScotland on Monday, December 17th.

I've not decided the location yet but please book it in your Diary NOW
- this is the week before Christmas. This is a rare opportunity to
hear from one of our communities thought leaders.

If you are interested in hearing David speak then please email me at I'll send out more details and a reminder
nearer the time.

Clarke Ching

p.s. this talk is sponsored by myself and Ali Law.