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I talk with Dave Thomas about his keynote at Agile 2010. During his keynote he put up a slide telling people that they would be refactored if if they tweeted or otherwise used the information about to be given. Sarcasm is no longer appreciated in the land of the brave. Maybe he gets a pass for being Canadian. As always I love talking to one of the many "Dave Thomas" characters.
Come and join me at the Agile DC conference on October 22. We have 3 tracks to choose from and lots of great speakers.Agile EssentialsAgile in the Government and EnterpriseOpen Talks TrackUse the discount code "agileToolkit" to get $20 off.Information here http://agiledc.org
Richard and I speak about the utilization of agile in the government. Say it can't be done. It is being done and in the most unlikely places. Richard will be running the Agile Government Panel at the October 22, AgileDC conference. If you are interested in this topic this talk and the conference visit us at http://AgileDC.org to register.
Jean and I discuss Lynchpin the recent book by Seth Godin. We both enjoyed this book and found it to be a good guide for any agile change agent. I especially like his ideas around Gift Culture. Not revolutionary but a good book.
Linchpin: Are You Indispensable?
Ryan talks about the acquisition of Agile Zen as an addition to the Rally family of agile tools. I have not really spent much time with Ryan before this interview and I was excited to talk with him about his passion for giving.
- bob payne
I chatted with Payson Hall for the first time at ADP West. We talked about the broken model of Fixed Price contracts and the challenges of working in the public sector with agile methods.Hope you enjoy this interview as much as I enjoyed recording it.-bob payne
Dale and I chat in sunny Vegas. We spoke about his presentations, training and our lives as consultants. If you have not met Dale you should get yourself out to sunny California and attend his training in July.I hope you enjoy this podcast as much as I enjoyed recording it.-bob
George and I discuss the reasons that we declare the index card the most valuable project management tool ever. I know this is probably old news but we are constantly asked "Why Index Cards". If you have never experienced a true project card wall it is time to "Kick it Old School".Enjoy-bob payne
George and I discuss the "Three Basic Things" that you need to understand to implement agile. The "Three" theme never gets old.
Much is said about agile but I think George says it best.
"Simple but not easy"
Johanna and I discuss her new book Manage Your Project Portfolio.
As usual I really enjoyed my conversation with Johanna. We discuss the use of flow management in the realm of agile projects. Flowing the work through stable agile teams is a technique that has been used successfully for years. The biggest challenge to this process is yearly funding by project rather than a more incremental funding model.
Buy the book here.
Manage Your Project Portfolio
- bob payne