Wow, so much I probably should talk about, but I don’t even know where to start. Massive amounts of networking, information, realization, and even contribution going on, and I can’t unravel it at all right now. I think there’s a lot of potential for transforming this into real, meaningful changes in my current environment, but I need to be cautious in how I approach things. I firmly believe in a few core changes that I think will drastically amplify the performance of our extended development group, but I can’t just say “we need to do this”… I need to inspire people to _want_ an understanding of how it will help, and then I can happily and easily teach the basis of pull-based, work-limited techniques and explain what changes I expect to see appearing.
In other news, I had a great lunch with Chris S. today and am very excited to hear about the connections he made at the conference. He has a great opportunity to become a leader in the emerging area of Real Options within the Agile community and could extend both his personal brand and his current company’s brand though developing those opportunities. Chris, go for it!
Finally, my brain’s operating at a process level, and this post is hopefully a means to allow me to dump some of those thoughts and focus back on the code I need to write today. Maybe I shouldn’t have started out touching the part of the system where the changes HAVE to be right, since it’s the core factory of an entire tier.