Archive for May, 2009

XPDays Paris 2009

Friday, May 29th, 2009

Highlight of this week : XPDay Paris on monday/tuesday. I liked the agileFairyTales games with snow white and the 7 dwarfs (see, Arnaud Bailly’s presentation on how a test solution typically progresses to become over-complex (great presentation especially in this 30 mins not-so-easy format, dense and still easy to follow).

Unfortunately I had to leave the presentation by Regis Medina and Antoine Contal regarding XP + Lean before the end (and I missed Regis’ presentation about Théorie des centres). But take a look there… interesting stuff.

Eric Lefevre and I presented a discussion session “Scrum est-il dangereux?” (not so good translation of “Is Scrum Evil?”). Notes from the session are available on pictures here.

Also, this was the opportunity to meet people (the usual suspects but also some good surprises, people I hadn’t seen in years). All this in the really cool site La porte Jaune, very nice.

Upcoming conferences

Friday, May 22nd, 2009

I’ll be at XPDay Paris conference next week,where I’ll present with Eric Lefèvre-Ardant “Scrum est-il dangereux?” (Is Scrum Evil?). This is a re-edition of a session that took place at CITCON Amsterdam last year, facilitated by Jeffrey Frederic.agile2009_webbadges.png

I’ll also be at Agile 2009 in Chicago this summer,   presenting a coding dojo “working on legacy code” with Eric again, and at CITCON in september. This year CITCON takes place in Paris, at ISEP (where I did 5 years of studies).CITCON

And I’m sure I’ll be at ValtechDays as well, program not defined yet for the 2009 edition…