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February 28, 2008

Agile Thinkers

Clarke Ching is doing a set of interviews with agile folks. He put up some questions with me here .

Posted by Chris at 11:50 AM

February 26, 2008

Special topics in Calamity Physics

I just finished a book by Marisha Pessl 'Special topics in calamity physics' I recommend it as summer or beach reading. It's a fun mystery set in the end of high school. The main character is intriguing.

Posted by Chris at 09:35 PM

February 25, 2008

The year of living dangerously

Steve Greene and I are going to keynote the annual scrum gathering this year. Hope to see you there.

The Scrum Alliance is pleased to announce the upcoming Chicago Scrum Gathering program.

Program Highlights:

Monday and Tuesday, April 14-15 - General Sessions

Twenty General Sessions are divided into five areas of interest or tracks that run concurrently on Monday and Tuesday. Program tracks include: Scaling Scrum, Scrum Leadership, Scrum Skills, Ingredients for Success, Scrum Experiences

Wednesday, April 16 - Open Space event in the morning.

The Gathering concludes Wednesday afternoon with a final Keynote Presentation "The Year of Living Dangerously: Extraordinary Results for an Enterprise Agile Revolution" presented by Steve Greene, CSM, and Chris Fry, Ph.D, CSM, salesforce.com

Posted by Chris at 01:40 PM

February 24, 2008

Home stretch

We are entering the home stretch in our remodel. The kitchen is nearing doneness, tiles are going up and trim is being put in.

The kitchen has running water, a fridge, and a stove:

The hutch is in the kitchen and is getting painted today:

Tile is going into the downstairs bathroom, this is the nook:

Posted by Chris at 03:20 PM

February 13, 2008

Agile Development Methodology

I posted the initial proposal for our Adaptive Development Methodology. This was the initial proposal for ADM from 9/13/2006. Some of it we didn't do but it turned out to be a good summary of the direction we headed with our dev process.

Posted by Chris at 04:01 PM

February 03, 2008

The heat is on

Haven't updated the remodel posts in a while. The heat is finally on in our house. Both our bathrooms are gutted. The kitchen is moving along. Hopefully everything will be done by April. We have stairs from the upstairs to the downstairs, the new windows are in downstairs, and the downstairs is ready for sheetrock.

Our new heater:

The kitchen cabinets:


New windows:

Downstairs framed:

Upstairs bathroom gutted:

Posted by Chris at 09:06 AM