June 2010 - Posts
Coming up Saturday and Sunday June 26 and 27 is the SoCal Code Camp at UCSD in San Diego. Look forward to two full action packed days and don’t forget the geek dinner on Saturday evening. I’ll be doing three sessions:
1. Scrum Fundamentals
Scrum is an increasingly popular agile framework for managing software development. Can Scrum help you deliver successful projects? You first have to understand the fundamentals of Scrum. This session will pragmatically explore using Scrum. We'll talk about what how to get started adopting Scrum, what kinds of organizational commitments are needed and how Scrum works with Team System.
Scrum is incredibly simple on the surface but touches profoundly on people, process and technology. What should you expect if you do it right, and what if you don't? Join our discussion and see if Scrum may be right for you. It all starts with understanding the Scrum Fundamentals.
2. Exploring Team Build based on Workflow 4.0 in Visual Studio 2010 ALM
With Visual Studio 2010 Application Lifecycle Management, Team Build is based on Workflow 4.0. In this session we’ll explore what Workflow adds to make a better build experience and show you how you can customize the workflow to suit your specific automation needs.
3. Herding Pigs – Managing Self-Organizing Teams
In the Agile world of Scrum, the people who build software, the development teams, are referred to as pigs because they are committed while the others are referred to as chickens because they are only involved. One of the guidelines of Scrum is that teams should be self-organizing. So, how do you manage self-organizing teams? That’s what this session is all about. We want our teams to be highly productive, to grow professionally, to enjoy their work and be in it for the long haul. All while being good organizational citizens and driving on the proper side of the road. We’ll cover a little management theory on motivation and maintaining a positive, healthy work environment and show you how to put it to work. Get ready to re-factor how you herd pigs.
IASA’s week long Irvine training course has been rescheduled for July 12 – 16. If you are considering attending, use the code IrvineIASA when registering. It won’t provide a discount but will benefit our SoCal IASA chapter. See my earlier post for course details and registration. Hope to see you there.
IASA created the foundations course-work and IFC (IASA Foundation Certification) to fill 3 main needs in the Architecture Workforce:
1. To level-set architects of all levels, and create a common understanding of skills and terminology across the profession
2. To help aspiring architects take the first step on their career path
3. Give architects the foundational skills to help them be more effective in their daily operations, and deliver on the value proposition of the profession, to make and save the company money through business technology strategy
The IFC is the first step towards gaining your CITA-P (Certified IT Architect Professional)—Both certifications are quickly becoming recognized by the country’s largest employers.
We have rescheduled the Professional ScrumDeveloper Training course at the Microsoft Technology Center, Irvine. CA to July 26-30. Check out the links at Scrum.org and http://accentient.com/scrum.aspx for more information and to register.
I’m late getting this posted but Saturday May 22 was the Central Coast Code Camp held at Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo. By my own guess there were about 100 plus in attendance. I did three presentations: Scrum Fundamentals, Herding Pigs – Managing Self-Organizing Teams, and Exploring Team Build based on Workflow 4.0 in Visual Studio 2010 ALM.
Hats off to the organizers for a really great event. It was a lot of fun with great interaction among all. Check out the wrap up and the photo links at http://centralcoastcodecamp.com/