Thursday, January 24, 2008

Gerry Laybourne on agile

From an interview with Gerry (page 6, scroll about halfway down the page):

"...And through that, I really got to know them and decided that I really wanted to understand agile management—which is a very interesting way of managing. It's a very formal discipline that allows the team to own the work. And what happens in software development is that you can give an assignment to a software-development team, and then six months later, they deliver what the assignment was. And you look at it and say, "Oh no, that's not what I wanted." In agile management, you work on a two-week cycle. You're working. You have a "scrum master." You have priorities set. You agree on what the priorities are in the meeting. You review the priorities. You evaluate where you are, and you move to the next step..."

I love that she knows agile is a "very formal discipline."

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Nothin but WPF

As you may have read on Boodhoo's blog -- in addition to Nothin but .NET bootcamp, he's introducing several new topics including Nothin but WPF, which I am teaching.

The first Nothin but WPF will be March 24th - 28th in midtown NYC. This class is completely focused on WPF and XAML and will include DataBinding, Styles and Resources, Custom Controls and plenty of other topics to keep us busy :)

You can register for the class here

Go here to see the current Boodhoo training schedule for 2008 -- he'll be adding more classes and an rss feed so check back for updates.