Sunday, November 16, 2008

AgileScotland: Edinburgh ScrumMaster Training & Two free events.

Derek from (a London based training company which occassionally runs courses here in Scotland) asked me to tell you all about a training course they're running in Edinburgh later year, as well as two free agile evening "events".  The course and events are all  presented by Martine Devos. I don't know Martine but I've just looked at skillsmatter's London based course list and she keeps very respectable company.

Here's a link to the two day scrum-master course: .  

It's too late for the "early bird" discount but if you look at this message from Leigh Mullen to the AgileScotland yahoo group , you'll find promo codes for a 10% discount (worth £100) or a £75 amazon voucher.  Alternatively, if you email me, then I'll give you the extra-special promo code which Derek kindly gave me specifically for AgileScotland folk - it gives you a 15% discount.  

Here are links to more information and free registration for the two events:

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

AgileScotland: Agile from the Code face @ Napier University

Hi everyeone, I suspect some of you will find the following talk, by Paul Wilson, interesting.  Paul's a very experienced Agilist and a good speaker. 


Napier University: School of Computing Seminar - Managing Software Projects

The following talk will be given by Paul Wilson on Monday 17th November at 5pm in Room F27. Merchiston Campus, Napier University Edinburgh

Title:         "Agile from the Code face"
Abstract:   This seminar will discuss the current view of Agile development methods as well as common pitfalls in implementing Agile approaches.         
                The talk will also highlight & discuss specific agile methods such as XP and Scrum
Brief  Bio:   Paul is a software developer and Agile coach and has practiced Test Driven Development since 2000, and Extreme Programming since 2002.  He has 
                 introduced Agile techniques at companies ranging from small start-ups to international banks.
If you wish to attend, please contact Pritam ( )  to reserve a place
Pritam Chita
Lecturer, School of Computing
Napier University Edinburgh

Napier University is the best modern university in Scotland* and number one in Scotland for graduate employability**
(*Guardian University Guide 2009)
(**HESA 2008)