Sunday, February 28, 2010

TDD with Rails - pragmatic studio course - Edinburgh

Edinburgh, March 22-24, 

If you are interested in rails ... and you live in Scotland then ... this is a fantastic and rare chance.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Fwd: Survey Study in Agile Success Factors: The Human Perspective

Hi everyone,

If you can spare 5 minutes ... could you please fill out the following survey for Alan Hall, a student at Caledonian University.

I just completed the survey and it took me about 3 minutes.



---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Alan Hall <>
Date: Tue, Feb 23, 2010 at 2:48 PM
Subject: Re: Survey Study in Agile Success Factors: The Human Perspective

Hi Clarke,

I hope all is well.  As agreed I am forwarding on my questionnaire to
yourself for participation and hopefully you will be able to forward
it on to other possible participants.  I have kept the questionnaire
very short, it should approximately take 3-5 minutes of your time.

Here is the link:

I am working with Eddie Gray for my research into agile and we would
both like to thank you very much, you participation is greatly

Thanks, Alan

On Sun, Dec 20, 2009 at 7:01 AM, Clarke Ching - Agile Scotland
<> wrote:
> glad to help you out next year Andy.  Email me and I'll forward
> your questionnaire on too.  Just be warned: don't expect (based on my
> expereinces) too many responses ... most people don't answer them.  You'll
> get a better response if you ask very, very few questions.
> ---
> Clarke Ching -
> * Check out "Rocks Into Gold" ... a biztech parable about Agile ... that
> never mentions Agile.  Read it for free or buy it from amazon.
> ---
> Phone: 079 2011 4893
> On Tue, Dec 15, 2009 at 8:47 PM, Alan <> wrote:
>> Hi Clarke, Paul,
>> I am a student at Caledonian University and for my dissertation I am
>> studying the success factors of an agile group with concern to the human
>> perspective (customer involvement, communication, competency, etc..).  Would
>> you possibly be interested in taking part of a questionnaire which will be
>> conducted between February-March?  The questionnaire should last between
>> 5-10 minutes approx and will benefit my study vastly.
>> Clarke – I seen your presentation of "Thinking Agile" at Strathclyde
>> University, Glasgow in September.  Thanks, as it was a great starting point
>> for me to change my way of conventional thinking.  It was especially great
>> how you used various examples of different industries.
>> If you are not available to participant could you please pass the
>> questionnaire within your blog or contacts you may know.  Any help would be
>> greatly appreciated.
>> Thank you, Alan

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Poppendieck Lean/Agile course - Glasgow, May 2010

Great news! Adrian Mowat, a long-term AgileScotlander, has been in contact with Mary and Tom Poppendieck, co-authors of the Lean Software Development books. Between them they've arranged a two day course "Leading Lean Software Development", to be held in Glasgow, this May.

This is a great opportunity. Mary and Tom are two of the best AgileThinkers and trainers in the world. They presented one of their first courses here in Scotland way back in 2004 or 2005. I cannot recommend them highly enough.

You can find more details here..