Category Archives: facilitation

AgileOpen – Continuous Integration with Hudson

After a session on Agile Tooling, I suggested a demo of Hudson. I thought that went rather well. For me, Hudson is definitely the best CI tool today. It is still a bit young but it is so easy to … Continue reading

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AgileOpen – Agile Conference in French; Valtech Days

There were 4 French people at AgileOpen, so inevitably the subject of holding the equivalent of AgileOpen in France came up. It appeared that the people at Octo are using OpenSpace internally. They are also starting to apply it with … Continue reading

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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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