Category Archives: openspace

AgileOpen – Games for Agile teams

In the evening, there was a session called ‘games’. That was interesting (and fun). A number of games were named.

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AgileOpen – Agile Retrospectives

I have to thank Diana Larsen for bringing the subject of Retrospectives up. I am very interested in them, but have little experience outside the usual Scrum retrospectives so I was very happy that someone of the caliber of Diana … Continue reading

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AgileOpen – Back from AO Europe 2007

Just came back from Hilversum, Netherlands, where AgileOpen Europe 2007 took place. See all the pictures I took on Flickr. Many other photos here.

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Signs for OpenSpace Technology event

Check out this site. You don’t need professional-looking signs. Hand-made ones will do just fine!

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AgileOpen Europe

This year, I am going to attend the AgileOpen Europe conference. It is a 2-day event based using OpenSpace Technology, on 11th and 12th of June. It will be the second OpenSpace event I attend that I don’t facilitate myself. … Continue reading

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CITCON Dallas/Fort Worth April 27-28

Paul Julius and Jeffrey Fredricks have announced CITCON D/FW 2007. It is the third in a series where CITCON London 2006 was number 2. Considering how enjoyable CITCON London was, it is totally worth going to CITCON D/FW if you’re … Continue reading

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Successful internal OpenSpace meeting yesterday

Yesterday, I hosted an OpenSpace conference in the Valtech office in Paris. The theme was ‘pet projects that we want to work on (though we already work fulltime)’. I was a bit apprehensive, as my previous experience had been in … Continue reading

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Great interest in OpenSpace and FIT technologies

I arranged a presentation last week to my colleagues, with Guillaume Tardif as co-host. We were quite pleased that many more people than expected showed up. The most part of the presentation was about OpenSpace Technologies. We are planning to … Continue reading

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More about Open Space Technology

I am getting more questions in the office about Open Space Technology. There are quite a lot of information on the web — once you know were to find it. I find this one a useful introduction. Though it describes … Continue reading

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Taking notes visibly to everyone

Something to keep in mind for the future: during CITCON, Joe used a projector to display his computer while he was taking notes on the same computer. In this way, anyone who shows up would have an idea of the … Continue reading

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CITCON: The Culture of CI: Before Installing CruiseControl & Beyond Installing It

I had suggested a topic covering “Beyond Installing CruiseControl – CI Culture with Management and Developers”. It actually got merged with “Social Impact of CI”, suggested by Michael, and “How to introduce CI”, from Jeffrey. Jeffrey had, in fact, a … Continue reading

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CITCON and random figures

Mike from Atlassian was quite a vocal participant to CITCON. During the talk on CI Culture, he explained that the developers in his team were among the top 5%, but that they wanted to reach the top 1%. Someone then … Continue reading

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CITCON and technical excellence

I was generally impressed by what people seems to have put in place for Continuous Integration. Here is a list, from the top of my head: load testing; Douglas Squirrel from youDevise told how they were using CruiseControl to trigger … Continue reading

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CITCON: CI and offshore

At CITCON, I was quite happy to see one person suggest the topic “CI and offshore”, as I am involved on an offshore project myself. Unfortunately, this person didn’t show up, and just we were just 3 in the session. … Continue reading

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CITCON: Open Space Technology

At CITCON, there were no pre-arranged sessions with star presenters. To be sure, some participants to the conference were more renowned than others; some of them had even brought papers and presentations they had written that they thought might be … Continue reading

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