February 19, 2008 at 23:07 MST
After lots of months of planning discussions and idea tennis; I am pleased and proud to announce my good friend Jonathan Rasmusson has come on board the Nothin But * Training banner. He comes armed with his own Agile Project Management training course that I am positive is going to take the market by storm.
People who know me are aware of the fact that I am very picky about the people that I choose to work and collaborate with. I need to ensure that the training delivered to people who engage developwithpassion.com and the Nothin But * brand is of the highest quality, taught by active practitioners in the field. Having worked with Jonathan on projects in the past, I can personally attest to his level of excellence in the arena of Agile Project Management.
If there was ever a time that you though you needed to get an idea for what it truly means to run an agile project, March will be a good time to check out the beauty of Calgary whilst immersing yourself in what will definitely be an amazing week of agile deep diving!!
The course registration link can be found here. The description of the course is as follows: Overview
As more companies introduce elements of agile delivery practices into their organizations, it is imperative that leaders be knowledgeable and informed on their effective application.
Whether you are new to agile, or just looking to improve, this intensive 4 day course is specifically designed to give you the hands on training required to successfully manage and deliver agile projects within your organization. Core Concepts Overview
Agile in a nutshell
Agile's roots and history
Where did agile come from?
What makes agile different?
How does agile compare with traditional forms of delivery?
Principles behind the practices
What are the principles that underpin the practices?
Agile Project Inception
How to setup your project for success
How to start your first agile project.
10 things to do before starting any project.
How to make sure everyone is on the bus.
Agile Project Execution
Fundamentals on agile project execution
Role and responsibilities
Building the first plan
Communication & Collaboration
How and what to track?
Big visible charts
Effective status reports
Continuous improvements through retrospectives
Agile Project Wrap-up
Transitioning to support
A positive attitude
A willingness to share, learn and grow
Ability to play games and have fun
About the teacher : Jonathan Rasmusson
As an active participant in the Agile community since 2000, Jonathan has extensive experience as a developer, architect, and project manager on the application and execution of Agile projects.
With experience introducing agile practices at Fortune 500's (British Petroleum and Microsoft), to startups (Cambrian House), Jonathan is uniquely qualified to help those interested in learning how to successfully setup and execute agile projects. As a former agile evangelist at ThoughtWorks, Jonathan travelled extensively helping companies introduce and apply agile delivery techniques to their unique situations.