Sorry for missing a week. I’ve got serious business site renovations going on. Stay tuned for an announcement in the next week or two (note that this is an estimate and not a commitment).
Jonathan Rasmusson offers the Drucker Exercise, a simple way to get a team to gel at the start of a project. I think I might use this with the next team I coach to help break down those initial barriers.
The Mostly Free Detroit Agile Conference is a great little conference in Dearborn, Michigan (a bit far from Ottawa), which leads to Matt Heusser: Conferences on the cheap. Matt offers ways of doing conferences for much less than the expected rate.
I keep on hearing about Continuous Deployment, and while I think that most teams are not ready for this by a long shot—it’s one hell of a goal. Eric Reis introduced me to a great case study from Ash Mauyra. The downside of being an outside coach is that I rarely get to see clients make it to this level. They usually let go of their outside consultants long before they get to this stage. Way to got Ash.
Over at Cutter Jim Highsmith has some good reminders around Self-discipline and Self-organization. Short, simple and sweet.