Category Archives: facilitation

Valtech Days are tomorrow!

Valtech Days are starting tomorrow! We are all very excited. I will be presenting 3 things: Retrospectives: the key to continuous improvement, together with Laurent Bossavit A 15-mins demonstration of Hudson Introduction to the Open Space part of the conference … Continue reading

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Coding Dojo on Legacy Code

At CITCON Amsterdam last WE, Willem van den Ende and I facilitate a Coding Dojo session on both Mockito and Legacy Code. Willem and I thought that we had missed some of our goals (especially demonstrating Mockito), but still many people at … Continue reading

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“Creating Change One Tic-Tac At a Time” Presentation finally online

I have refered a couple of times to the presentation by Jeffrey Fredrick and Alistair Cockburn. Jeffrey used it in a “How to introduce CI” session at CITCON London 2006. I also mentioned that a CI Game had been implemented … Continue reading

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Back from AgileOpen France 2008

I just returned from AgileOpen France, an Open Space Technology conference organized by Bernard Notarianni, Raphaël Pierquin and Emmanuel Gaillot, in the footsteps of AgileOpen Europe. All in all, it has been a good conference.

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AgileOpen France is the day after tomorrow

The AgileOpen France conference is opening this Wednesday for 3 days, and I am going with my colleagues Etienne and Yannick.

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BarCampParis15: Tools 2.0

I have long wanted to attend a BarCamp but it’s not easy to get yourself to attend a conference on a Saturday after a whole week of work. I was also turned off by an impression that the crowd was … Continue reading

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Valtech Days: Reflecting on our Open Space Technology event

I have participated at a few Open Space events, and facilitated some, but the crowd never exceeded 60. So I was a bit apprehensive, when it appeared that the Open Space Technology part at Valtech Days Paris 2007 would gather … Continue reading

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How to use hexagonal cards

I first got introduced to using hexagonal cards for facilitation at AgileOpen. I thought they were pretty neat, and I acquired two packs of them for use at the Valtech Days. Here are some notes on how to use them.

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Valtech Days: an insider look

Wow. I started writing this post on my way back from the Valtech Days conference, which I have contributed to organize, and all I can say is “wow”.

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I’ve been interviewed!

The folks at developpez.com (the de facto leading French website for developers) have interviewed me about the Open Space Technology conference that we are having at the Valtech Days on Wednesday.

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Signs from our internal OpenSpace Technology event

We did a rehearsal of our coming OpenSpace even at Valtech Days. The signs were “beta” versions of what we’ll get in two weeks. As a side note, we have also started displaying (and renewing) pictures of Valtech events on … Continue reading

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Valtech Days 2007: October 23 & 24

The 3rd edition of the Valtech Days is taking place in Paris in October 23 & 24. It is going to be a great edition (hey, I’m helping to organize it! ;-) ); I had confirmation that Laurent Bossavit and … Continue reading

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CITCON Brussels October 19-20

This year, I am going to attend the conference on Continuous Integration and Testing, in Brussels on October 19-20. The last edition I’ve been to, in London last year, was enormous fun, so I cannot wait to get there. Join … Continue reading

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More on our internal OpenSpace Technology events

David Gageot has posted a round-up (in French) of the OST conference that I facilitated at Valtech recently, with pictures. My post on the subject is here.

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AgileOpen – Measuring Agile

To my question “how can we demonstrate the validity of Agile using figures” the disappointing conclusion was that it was not actually possible (thank you Jamie and your “when you know, you know” ;-) ). For more on this, I’d … Continue reading

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