I going to be speaking (with my good friend Rob Bowley) at the forthcoming XP Day conference in London, 11th & 12th December 2008. Which means that I am now officially extreme. Dude.
Come to my talk if you want to hear my experiences of breaking a team out of the Scrum mould and doing some exciting stuff with value stream maps, Kanban boards and other techniques from the school of Lean Thinking. Come along if you want to hear about a world without task cards, exhausting planning days, and maybe even a world without estimates. Sorry Jason, but there may be some mention of coloured bits of card.
I’m actually one of only a few people with a scheduled talk, as the organisers have decided to use an open-space format this year. Which means you also have a chance to get up on stage and lead some discussion. After my last experience with an open space, I’d say it’s well worth doing your homework and really thinking about what you’d like to discuss at the conference beforehand so that you get the most out of it.
If you’re interested in building software as well as you can, XP Day is a great place to meet like-minded people, share experiences and develop ideas. It’s only small, so register soon!
Let me know in the comments if you’re coming, and what you’d like to talk about when you get there.