If you were about to attend a workshop on People Skills, what would you be hoping to learn?  What questions would you bring with you? I ask because I’m teaching my first People Skills workshops in a few weeks and am currently fine-tuning the content.  Any tips or suggestions you can offer will be most welcome.… Read More

I’m presenting half-day workshops on People Skills for IT Professionals.  Courses are scheduled in Auckland and Wellington, and available on demand elsewhere. Wellington: 12 June  Details Auckland: 26 June Details… Read More

This Thursday lunchtime I’m presenting the latest version of my ever-evolving “people skills talk”. The occasion is an IITP lunchtime talk. The modest fee, which is discounted for IITP members, includes a light lunch. Details are here.… Read More

I did promise to post something on people skills every week… but some things have come up which will get in the way of my regular posting schedule. In particular, I’m preparing a half-day people skills workshop. “Regular transmission” will resume in a few months.  In the meantime, if you have any suggestions on what… Read More

I’ve just been engaged in very interesting discussion of pair programming with Arlo Belshee.  Unlike me, Arlo has lots of successful experience with pairing.  If you’ve been following my recent posts on pairing, I definitely recommend that you check out Arlo’s new comments on them, and also his own post and its comments here. He… Read More

Alistair Cockburn wrote Agile development calls for a certain amount of ambiguity and flux in the project. Not everyone enjoys ambiguity and flux. I would suggest that most people don’t. A very good point.  I think this affects some agile implementations – causing them to back away from being really agile, into a no-man’s-land between… Read More

You can now subscribe to email updates from this blog.  This should be handy if you prefer email to RSS.  Just go to the new Subscribe page on the menu bar. PS If you spot any problems with the email subscription, please let me know.  I’ve never used this particular email plug-in before, so I… Read More

My new Agile scope management tool is now live! It’s called Tactyle, in reference to its emphasis on touching and interacting with the content of your project.  Other key design principles include: simple, effective, and fully-automated Earned Value – in keeping with my blog posts in recent years suitable for fixed price and/or fixed scope… Read More

After years of thinking about it, and months of actually developing it, I’m now looking for beta testers for a brand new agile tool.  If you like the sound of “Story Mapping + Big Visible Charts + Simplicity”, send me an email (address here), and I’ll reply with a link to the product.  If you… Read More