In This Issue
- Lean Development Resources - Free Online Training | Agile-08 Presentation
- PMI to Agile Transition Webinar - Live Event with Mike Cottmeyer
- Is there a Dr. in the house? Intro to Dr. Agile. - www.DrAgile.com
- How Do We Know When We Are Done? - Mitch Lacey
Lean Development Resources - Alan Shalloway from Net Objectives
Free Online Lean Training - 6 sessions (December through April)
Alan Shalloway is passionate about lean thinking. He is so passionate that he and his company, Net Objectives, is putting on a free six session online training course around using lean thinking within Agile software development. This promises to be valuable free training for those looking for an introduction to Lean - Not just a "bait-and-switch-and-buy-our-training" course.
Learn more and register here.
Watch Alan Shalloway's presentation on Lean from Agile 2008
In this presentation held during Agile 2008, Alan Shalloway, CEO and founder of Net Objectives, presents the Lean software development principles and practices and how they can benefit to Agile practitioners.
Watch the presentation here.
PMI / Agile Transition Webinar:
The Agile PMP: Teaching an Old Dog New Tricks
(Live Event: December 18, 2008 | Speaker: Mike Cottmeyer)
Building on the principles of PMI® and the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK), Mike Cottmeyer will explore how a PMP can adapt their knowledge and experience to become an effective agile project leader. Mike will tackle the hidden assumptions behind the PMBOK and explore a more agile approach to managing time, cost, and scope.
Webinar Title: The Agile PMP: Teaching an Old Dog New Tricks
Date: December 18, 2008 12:00 pm, EST
Agile Chronicles Blog: Mike's blog post going over some of the base information for his presentation at Agile Development Practices in Orlando, FL (the webinar above is based on that talk)
APLN Houston/PMI Houston joint chapter meeting: December 9, 2008 at 5:30pm
Is there a Doctor in the house? Introduction to Dr. Agile
There has been some buzz building around survey-based Agile readiness and evaluation tools for organizations implementing Agile practices. Dr. Agile is one of them and has gotten some good feedback. Developed by Dr. Ahmed Sidky, Dr. Agile is currently in Beta phase and welcomes you to set up an account and give it a try. Don't forget to provide feedback to Ahmed and his crew at feedback@DrAgile.com.
From the Dr. Agile website: Dr. Agile is an online agility assessment tool that is capable of measuring an organization’s readiness to adopt agile practices. Dr. Agile is the result of years of ongoing academic and industrial research.
Learn more or give it a try here.
How Do We Know When We Are Done?
Mitch Lacey published by the Scrum Alliance
In this article, Mitch describes a done list, how it adds value, and the value it communicates to stakeholders. Then, he presents an exercise that will help you build your own done list and manage it over time.
Read the article here.
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