Amitai started our night with a recap of his experiences at the Problem Solving Leadership (PSL) course led by Esther Derby and Jerry Weinberg. The PSL course teaches leaders how to think and act clearly during a wide range of situations. Amitai and many other have recommended it highly as a valuable course for getting to the next level of leadership.
We then moved on to conference recaps. Amitai presented at Agile Roots and made Ryan regret not going. Ryan presented at the Agile Development Conference West in Las Vegas and got some great feedback on his well received talk about managers in an agile environment.
JB Rainsberger found some slack in his schedule and joined us for a great discussion about organizations dysfunction, the Amplify Your Effectiveness (AYE) conference, Mob Programming, and Rebooting XP.
We dropped a few book recommendations along the way. Talked about the joys of living in Canada, and wrapped up with some thoughts about the next generation of developers entering the market and how they can have a strong, humane influence on the software development culture. Then, we called it a night.
Resources, Plugs, and More
Ryan – http://agileanswerman.com
- Arlo Belshee’s Promiscuous Pairing Paper
- The Goal by Goldratt
- The Fundamental Theorem of Agile Software Development
Amitai – http://www.schmonz.com/