Saturday, October 23, 2010

AccuRev's Scrum User Training Comes to You!

There are now three cities where you can get an amazing deal on AccuRev Certified Scrum User Training.

This is a unique course that not only teaches Scrum, it also covers the basics of other practices and techniques that you will need to succeed at Scrum. This includes things like user stories, story points, planning poker, continuous integration, unit tests, refactoring, and more!

We initially did these courses on site (which we still do) and are now providing them in cities across the US. The response has been tremendous. People seem to really enjoy this course and have a lot of fun learning through the hands-on activities.

These courses are for everybody involved in development: management, product managers, developers, testers, DBAs, technical writers, project managers, etc. You'll form into cross-functional teams, pick your own software product to build, and do the exercises as a team. This is a great team-building opportunity.

The course is also available for on-site delivery and can accommodate up to 200 participants at a time. Cost is based on an initial fee plus a small additional fee per person and travel and expenses. Instead of training just a small initial team of Scrum Masters, now you can train your whole enterprise for the same price. For more information, contact and tell them I sent you! :-)

Friday, October 15, 2010

AccuRev's Scrum User Training Coming to Santa Clara

I'll be bringing our Scrum User Training to Santa Clara on Dec 2nd. It's a full day of hands-on activities that will introduce you to Agile and Scrum. If you've been considering Agile, this is a great way to introduce it to your whole team at an amazingly affordable introductory price.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Dallas: Scrum and Kanban Like Chocolate and Peanut Butter, Sept 15th

If you will be in the Dallas area on Sept 15th, come get a brief introduction to Kanban and see how it may be able to add a little extra flavor to your Scrum implementation. Find out how "One Piece Flow" is key to both Scrum and Kanban, learn about Limited WIP, and how the decoupling principle is a key principle of Kanban that can be easily applied to Scrum. I'll be keynoting with the presentation "Scrum and Kanban Like Chocolate and Peanut Butter" which was standing-room only at Agile 2010.

Come and Re-Examine Your Beliefs at Nashua Scrum Club

It has been a while since I've blogged here. Why is that? Well,  I've been blogging over on the AccuRev site, doing more and more speaking engagements, and twittering like mad. I'll be blogging more here soon. In the meantime, if you are interested in what's been on my mind lately and you are in the Boston/Nashua area, why not check out the Nashua Scrum Club meeting on Sept 9th? I'll be doing a presentation that takes a look at how our beliefs and the beliefs/culture of our team/organization/customers influences the success and failure of Agile adoption. Hope to see you there!