Next month Craig Smith and I are running a workshop as part of the Agile Australia 2012 conference in Melbourne. The workshops are being held the day prior to the conference and focus on a range of topics for beginner and expert Agile practitioners.
We organised a number of games for a recent Agile Academy meetup. Games are a great way to accelerate learning and introduce fun into the workplace. There are heaps of different games that provide a way of teaching Agile and Lean concepts.
Craig Aspinall and Steve Dalton recorded an episode at the Ennova office in Brisbane with Hugh, Lucas and Adrian. We discussed a range of topics including Startups, code quality, offshore development, business models and many other topics.
Large scale construction projects suffer from cost and time overruns that are typically a symptom of productivity problems and directly affect overall industry profitability. As a result, methodologies have been developed to reduce the risk of overruns and improve project outcomes. A number of these methods are based upon Lean production principles that focus on identifying value, eliminating waste and creating a smooth flow of materials, information and work. The application of Lean to construction is based upon treating the construction site as a temporary production line and is referred to as Lean Construction.
Craig Smith and I will be presenting at STANZ 2011 on The Future Tester at Suncorp: A Journey of Building Quality In Through Agile in Melbourne, Australia. Our presentation is based around work that we have been doing at Suncorp to improve testing capability, skills and approaches. We also included some of the work we've done at Ennova on Agile Test Strategies.