For people in the Bay Area or keen travellers the following course may
be of interest - although not strictly on Agile usability Mary speaks
a lot about defining how to get maximum business value and I've found
her ideas have been very helpful at work when deciding what features
should go into a product:
Mary Poppendieck, author of Lean Software Development: An Agile
Toolkit is running a 2 day course in San Jose on November the 8th and
9th. Mary is an amazing speaker and is limiting the course to 30
people only. SD Forum is also offering a discount if you sign-up
before October the 25th.
You can register at http://www.sdforum.org/lean.
(The link is a little
quirky so hit reload if it comes up with a broken image link).
More blurb from the site:
Lean Software Development author Mary Poppendieck is offering a 2 day
intensive course aimed at IT professionals to increase the
productivity, quality and the speed of development. Using the
principles she's spent decades honing at innovative companies such as
3M you will learn how to:
* Identify the 20% of software development effort that delivers 80% of
* Eliminate the real waste in software development
* Increase quality and decrease cost through a learning-centric process
* Reduce unnecessary complexity and improve organizational decision making
This program is designed for software development practitioners who
are searching for ways to improve the value delivered to their
organizations. It will be particularly useful to those who are looking
for tools and practices hat they can quickly put to use.
Mary Poppendieck, a Cutter Consortium consultant, is a seasoned new
product development expert with more than 25 years' of IT experience.
She has led teams implementing Deming-inspired lean manufacturing
solutions in enterprise supply chain management and digital media, and
built one of 3M's first Just-in-Time production systems. As president
of Minnesota-based Poppendieck LLC, she brings her trademark humor and
plain-spoken wisdom to development teams seeking to hone their
innovative power. Her book Lean Software Development: An Agile Toolkit
(Addison-Wesley, 2003), which brings lean techniques to software
development, won the Software Development Productivity award in 2004.
111 W. Saint John, Suite 200
San Jose, CA 95113
8:30am - 9:00am Registration/Continental Breakfast
9:00am - 5:00pm Program
$600.00 SDForum Members
$600.00 Ealry Bird Discount for Non-members until Oct 25, 2004
$700.00 Non-member price after Oct 25, 2004
To register by phone please call (408) 494-8378. To register on-line,
please visit http://www.sdforum.org/lean.
For questions about the workshop, email Gabrielle Benefield
) or Rand Bradley (rbradley@...