SoCal Rock & Roll Code Camp San Diego
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.