Friday, October 31, 2008

Jim Coplien's New Book on Agile Architecture

Did you know that Jim Coplien will be publishing a new book on Lean Architecture called "Practical Agile Production?" Find out more by attending Deep Agile 2008 at MIT on Nov 8-9 2008 and receive an autographed manuscript of the book, a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity! Find out more at the Agile Bazaar's Deep Agile 2008 web page.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

SD East - Oct 30th - Multi-stage Continuous Integration Presentation

Interested in Continuous Integration? Come see my presentation at SD Best Practices this Thursday at 8:30am in room 102 to see how it scales to teams from 20 to 500 with Multi-stage Continuous Integration. See the presentation conference page for more details.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Oct 23rd - Presentation on Multi-Stage Continuous Integration at MIT

Come hear my presentation on Multi-Stage Continuous Integration!

I'll be speaking at this month's Agile Bazaar meeting.

MIT Tang Center
Building E51-Third Floor
(Room number TBD - We will meet outside Room 335)

6:30 - 7:30 Presentation
7:30 - 8:00 Q & A, Networking

We usually walk over to the CBC or similar venue afterwards to continue the networking.

Continuous Integration is an increasingly popular technique for discovering and fixing problems early. As larger groups start to adopt it, a problem arises. A full integration build and test cycle can easily take 30 minutes. The chances rise exponentially with project size that during that time, other people's check-ins will silently invalidate your results. Multi-Stage CI is an extension of the common practice of shielding others from our changes by only checking-in when we have tested our changes and only updating our workspace when we are ready to absorb other people's changes. With Multi-Stage CI, each team does a team-based CI first and then cross-integrates the team's changes with the mainline on success. This limits project-wide churn and allows CI to scale to large projects. This session will introduce Multi-Stage CI, cover the pros and cons, and give examples of how to
implement it.

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Scaling Agile to Large Teams

Read what Scott Ambler and I have to say about scaling Agile for large teams in "Agile Development: It isn't just for small projects" from SearchSoftwareQuality. Scott has an interesting point about bureaucracy versus discipline which I haven't heard anybody make before.

Deep Agile 2008 - Reminder

In case you haven't heard about it, or forgot to register for this great event, you need to register for the Deep Agile 2008 event before the price goes up! If you register before October 14th, you'll get the early bird price of $500, which is $100 off the standard price. And for readers of my blog, when you register, enter the discount code of DA20087UPAN for a further $50 off. You’ll pay only $550 – a full $150 savings off the standard price!

Deep Agile 2008: Not as Easy as you Thought!
When: November 8-9, 2008, 9:00am to 5:00pm (Registration opens at 8:30am)
Where: MIT, Cambridge, MA - Room E51-345 Hosted by Jay Conne

Space is limited to 90 in this MIT seminar room and it has been selling very well. So register early! Details are on the Agile Bazaar website.