I did a presentation for the Agile Forum of the JCSE yesterday afternoon. Here’s the event announcement.

Doing the presentation in prezi was interesting. I believe that it has great potential and I’ve gotta learn more on using this tool. The concept of using size and zooming to create context is brilliant.

The presentation itself went OK to well. Not brilliant. There was a lot of conversation and debate with great insight from the audience. I should have politely cut off some conversations in order to proceed and give other people a chance. I’ll learn. One can see that people are really getting some things to work.

I’m not sure if a part of message was correct. I had this idea that I focus a lot on self organising teams early on in the process of adopting agile. But this is not quite true in retrospect because this is a very difficult thing to do and is really not the first thing to implement, as respectfully pointed out by the audience.

I remember on a previous team that I was appointed as the CTO and that I *could* enforce certain things although in my mind I was trying to sell the concepts. At some point, someone must make a call. I’ve made it, and it worked. Then, let go and encourage self organisation.


  1. Dec 1, 2010
    4:23 pm


    Did you cover things we have often talked about, like:
    How to scale the team?
    How long does it take for a new member to get up to speed?
    Any preference in the type of person / personality? (soft skills – balanced team i.t.o personalities etc)

  2. Apr 10, 2011
    8:08 pm


    I see you’re doing a new presentation soon? Announce it here as well, will you? Cheers

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