Why we don’t have negative experience reports at agile conferences.

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Guest blogging @ 5 why’s

Roy Osherove has asked me if I wanted to blog some guest posts on his 5 why’s blog on the Core protocols.

This link should give you all the post’s I’m blogging there.

I  am Yves Hanoulle, your virtual Project coach and you can reach me at blog at my training company .net or follow me on Twitter

The Fun Factor

This video shows how you can change people’s behavior when you make them have fun.


I’m just back from Toronto where I did two workshops next to AgileTourToronto.
Last day was AgileGameDay. A whole day of playing games to learn serious stuff.

The reasons for me behind these games is similar to what these people want.
Use the brain the way a kid does to learn new behavior.
If you want to learn about agile while having fun, feel free to contact me.

I  am Yves Hanoulle, your virtual Project coach and you can reach me at blog at my training company .net or follow me on Twitter

Announcing courses in Toronto

After my successful sessions @ Agile2009 & AgileEE, I’m also doing a talk at some of the Agile Tour events:

Agile Tour Geneve (12 october) http://www.agiletour.org/fr/at2009_geneve.html
Agile Tour Toronto (20 october) http://www.agiletour.org/fr/at2009_toronto.html
Agile Tour Bordeaux (29 October) http://agiletour.org/fr/at2009_bordeaux.html

XP Days Benelux (23-24November – Benelux) www.xpday.net  
XP Days London (7-8 December- London) http://www.xpday.org


Going to Toronto for just one day, is pretty

  • silly
  • dedicated
  • expensive

So I decided to deliver two Agile Courses in Toronto. In Michael Sahota of agilitrix I found the perfect partner to help me with this.
Both will be given in the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Toronto (the same hotel as where the Agile Tour event is taking place)

Agile Kick Start (19/10/2009)
This course is for:

  • People who are new to agile
  • People who want to prepare for the Agile Tour Toronto
  • Certified Scrum Masters that want to learn about that other pillar of the agile called XP
  • XP practitioners that want replace some XP practices with other things, without loosing the values behind the practices they replace.
  • Agile practitioners that never read the first edition of the famous white Extreme Programming Explained book
  • Agile Coaches that have never played the XP Game

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Order here

Agile Games Day (21/10/2009)

Define the Business Value
Fact: Determining the Business Value is an important aspect of an agile project
Fact: Learning that from a book is impossible
Fact: The Business Value Game is the fastest way to learn this

Understand Self-Organizing Teams
Fact: Self-organizational teams are important for agile
Fact: Most people have NO experience with a self-organizing team
Fact: The Leadership Game lets you experience the difference between a command and control, self-organizing and a process led team.

Theory of Constraints

Fact: Every project has a bottleneck that limits productivity
Fact: Most people don’t know how to eliminate a bottleneck to go faster
Fact: The game “I’m not a bottleneck, I’m a free man” will teach you how to apply the Theory of Constraints

Learn Quickly

Fact: Humans learn fastest when they are playing.
Fact: The Agile game day combines 3 famous agile games
Have Fun
Fact: You’ll have fun
Fact: You will learn a lot

This course is for:

– People new to agile.
– Agilists struggling with one of these concepts
– Agile Coaches that look for new ways to explain these concepts to there customers/developers.

The three games have been played all around the world on multiple agile events.
They are now grouped as a one day event for the first time.
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Order here

If you are a participant of Agile Tour Toronto or are on their waiting list, we offer you a discount of 10% when you use this code: 014756401953
Both courses are for a maximum of 20 people. Meals are included.

I  am Yves Hanoulle, your virtual Project coach and you can reach me at blog at my training company .net or follow me on Twitter

How to work with a whiteboard with a distributed team?

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I propose we replace Best Practise by great practise

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The slides of my talk at AgileEE: Tips for creating a self-organizing team

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