It’s been a time since my last writing. I know it’s a bad excuse, but I’ve had so much to do. I got hired for a project from end of September (still there) and I’ve been very busy preparing the Smidig2007 conference.
Smidig is Norwegian for agile. It went really well, I learned a lot and had lots of fun. It was held 27. and 28. November and had over 20 equally aligned sponsors, 260 participants, 86 lightning talks and a 100 open space groups. We wanted to profile the conference as a community of the agile movement of Norway. We were 13 people behind it and really appreciated all the enthusiasm, skepticism and reflections made by the highly active participants.
I had a lightning talk myself “Synlighet – Bidrar til økt produktivitet, fokus og motivasjon i team og prosjekt” (Visibility – Leads to increased productivity, focus and motivation in the team) which is all about all the visual elements one may introduce in a Agile/Scrum/XP environment. Such as Scrum-board, waste snake, retrospectives, post-its with color codes etc. I showed lots of pictures. You may find it here http://smidig.no/smidig2007/talks
I’ve been asked to do the lightning talk at SW2008 in February as well. I’m flattered and looking forward to meet yet another group of enthusiastic IT people.