Archive for December, 2008
(Rescheduled to) May 6th-8th
I’ll be speaking, as will many of the leading thinkers in the Lean and Kanban software movement. Definitely worth a look at the site, and I really hope to see many of you there!
The announcement from kanbandev:
The Kanban conference is happening and the registration site is open.
The site is a little basic at the moment. David Laribee and I sat up
in the small hours and got to this minimum marketable feature state.
We’ll both be offline for a few days over New Year. We’ll make the
site look pretty and add some more features next week. For now you can
We’re giving members of this list first priority on registration. The
event is limited to 125 folks. We expect it to sell out. We’ve
selected a superb venue the Mandarin Oriental Miami located on South
Beach at Brickell Quay right on the water.
Because of committed sponsors like Net Objectives and Ultimate
Software we are able to keep the registration fee down to only $800
per person for the full 2.5 day event. Registration includes an invite
to our evening reception on February 18th courtesy of Ultimate
Software. Breakfast and coffee breaks are included all 3 days. Lunch
is included on Wednesday and Thursday 18th and 19th.
Wednesday 18th February – Keynote Alan Shalloway – Lean Track and
Kanban Track sessions
Thursday 19th February – Keynote Don Reinertsen – open space all day
Friday 20th February – Keynote David J. Anderson – lightning talks for
Please register now to avoid disappointment and book your flights to
Miami. Please be sure to make a reservation with the hotel. Ask for
the “David J. Anderson & Associates” event rate of $250 per night. The
hotel has indicated that it will honor this rate for extended bookings
prior or post the event subject to availability.
Our confirmed speakers are:
David J. Anderson
Reni Elisabeth Phil Friis
and not yet confirmed…
Max Keeler and Linda Cook
Bob Stoddard (from the SEI)
Many of these people are regular contributors to this group and have
together created and lead the kanban movement over the last 18 months.
I believe this is the finest list of proponents of Lean software
development ever assembled.
With our 2.5 day format, we have one day of sessions in two tracks,
one day of open space and half a day of lightning talks. This will
give all attendees the chance to work with the experts directly.
I also need to thank WordClay who have kindly offered to sponsor the
publication of the proceedings. Each attendee will receive a book of
the proceedings – papers written by our many speakers. The book will
be available to everyone else after the event. Price to be determined.
we need to load preview quality images for the current page only.
This requires to make changes to page display behavior in the client,
using the established page mediator pattern through the page mediator factory,
to provide interactions between the project model’s page changed event and the placement rendering
and writing the handler ProjectModel_CurrentPageChanged event that uses an ImageLoad asynchronous command to change the quality of the displayed image if the current page has become visible or ceased being visible.
This came out of a few needs at Inkubook.
- Developers wanting to grow in their craft and learn the design and architecture roles
- Architects wanting to maintain enough control of the system’s shape, but be able to effectively delegate
- Keep batch sizes small, thus needing to
- Minimize the transaction costs of each batch.
- Different developers have different abilities, and the approach needs to scale to any of them.
- Need to identify responsibilities without overwhelming the process
- The need to provide meaningful review early in the design process
- Communication pattern of “Describe a need, then ask to have it described back to you”
- My understanding of FDD the concept of a Design Memo
- Knowledge of BDD’s “examples” notation
- Desire to fit with an XP or BDD style “story” format and feel
- The concept of the cone of uncertainty
Shu is the first stage, where the student is imitating and following the master’s steps Ha is the second stage, where the student is showing understanding, and breaking away from the master’s steps Ri is the final stage, where the student is showing mastery and fluency by creating their own steps
Hello all! It’s been a good while since I’ve taken the time to do my own writing? Why is that? Here’s your list of excuses… err… reasons.
First, and most importantly, I feel that this is the time of year when I should withdraw a bit from thep professional world and focus more attention on family and friends. It’s been a good month, and many good times are being had by all.
Second, Inkubook.com’s had a great series of releases. We released the ability to print calendars the week before Thanksgiving, and we’ve released several massive performance improvements in the weeks since. We’re investing time now into using more of what the cloud has to offer, and as a result we’re discovering even more performance opportunities.
Beyond that, I’ve been investing some of my remaining professional time into the local community. I spoke last month at the IndyNDA meeting, and then recorded a session with Larry Clarkin for The Thirsty Developer. This was released Monday at http://thirstydeveloper.com/2008/12/09/TheThirstyDeveloper44RealWorldSilverlight2.aspx.
Additionally, I’ve become very invovled with various online forums and groups related to impoving the software development experience, specifically I am a moderator on the kanbandev group on Yahoo and a frequent contributor on kanbandev, real_options_discussion, and SW-Improve. This has consumed much of my time. It also is shaping up that I may be a co-producer for one of the stages at Agile 2009 in Chicago, but I’ll hold off further details until it’s fully committed.
Merry Christmas to all!