“Spot On Collaboration in the Social Era” Interview with Robert Lavigne (@RLavigne42)

I am thrilled to announce that I will be interviewed by Gil Broza on August 18th at 4pm ET.  The focus of the interview will be how Enterprise 2.0 can assist Agile teams become more collaborative.

You can register for the interview via http://www.3pvantage.com/rlavigne/opt-in.php?ver=RLS

Details of the interview can be seen below.

I’ve been on LinkedIn from its early days (2002?) and on Twitter for a year, so I’m no stranger to social media. But I was definitely not ready for what Rob Lavigne presented at XP Toronto in May!

Surely you’ve also noticed the social media revolution. Even the technologically challenged are getting with the program. And now, so are companies, teams, and large vendors.

If you’re in a managerial and/or leadership position, this will have an impact on you soon enough.

Do you use Agile development? Do you benefit from its extreme reliance on collaboration? Imagine how far that can go beyond Wikis, Sharepoint, chat, and ALM tools.

Rob has considerable expertise and undeniable passion in applying this trend (sometimes called “Enterprise 2.0”) in business. He can see beyond the technology to understand its impact on how we conduct ourserlves in our teams.

I’ve snagged him for you. He’s my next guest on the “Spot On” series, which has already featured such experts as Michael Bolton and Christopher Avery. Our interview is titled:

“Spot On Collaboration in the Social Era”.

I’m interviewing Rob next Wednesday, August 18, at 4pm ET / 1pm PT. It will be 45-minutes short. You can attend on the phone or on the webcast, and as usual you’ll get the recording afterwards.

Secure your spot here.

We’ll be talking about:

  • The powerful alignment of social media and Agile teamwork
  • How new technologies can help you keep up with the flood of daily progress and status information
  • Leveraging your organization’s human assets beyond their immediate teams (this is huge!)
  • New media in support of faster team building

I’m very excited about this interview!

Register here —> http://www.3pvantage.com/rlavigne/opt-in.php?ver=LE1


P.S. I think this topic is something we’ll all have to understand very soon. If you know someone else who could benefit from listening in, feel free to forward this email to them, and remember to reserve your spot here first!

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Agile Tour Toronto (October 20, 2009)

On Tuesday, October 20, 2009, I attended the inaugural Agile Tour Toronto conference.  As a certified Project Management Professional, I strongly make use of Agile as part of my project management methodology.  I intend to get my SCRUM Master certification later this year to compliment my PMP.

Agile software development is a methodology responsible for significant improvements across key metrics.  Of those surveyed, a vast majority agreed that they saw significant improvements in productivity (82%), quality (77%), and stakeholder satisfaction (78%) by adopting an Agile culture.  Agile focuses on iterative development by self-organizing cross-functional teams.  This enables the team to deliver working software that primarily meets the business priorities while minimizing wasted effort and bureaucratic overhead.

The Agile Manifesto outlines the principles of the Agile methodology.  The manifesto was written by seventeen of the leading Agile Methodologists back in 2001.  Their goal was to provide a lighter development methodology as an alternative to Waterfall approach.  The principles of Agile are found in Extreme Programming, Scrum, DSDM, Adaptive Software Development, Crystal, Feature Driven Development, and Pragmatic programming.

Manifesto for Agile Software Development

We are uncovering better ways of developing
software by doing it and helping others do it.
Through this work we have come to value:

Individuals and interactions over processes and tools

Working software over comprehensive documentation

Customer collaboration over contract negotiation

Responding to change over following a plan

That is, while there is value in the items on

the right, we value the items on the left more.

Twelve Principles of Agile Software

Agile Tour 2009 was taking place in 17 cities around the world.  Within Canada, Montreal and Quebec were also hosting an Agile Tour event.  The Toronto event took place at the Hyatt Regency Hotel.

Not to be outdone, the Waterfall community had their own conference in Niagara Falls on April 1, 2006.  Due to its sequential presentation format, their conference should be completed any year now.  The conference features separate tracks to ensure no collaboration between business units.

This entry provides an overview of the Agile Tour 2009 Toronto conference.  Additional entries will delve deeper into the sessions that I attended.  If you know of other blog entries from this event, please link to them via the comment section.

My Thoughts Enclosed…Rb

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