Dr. Alistair Cockburn: The Secret of Effective Teams: Agility, Discipline and Focus (Workshop 2007)

Venue: München, Hotel Le Meridien

Location: München, Germany

Event Date/Time: Jun 25, 2007 End Date/Time: Jun 25, 2007
Registration Date: Jun 25, 2007
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It is not possible to be agile without self-discipline and focus, and so we see that the most effective agile teams use agile methods and are self-disciplined and stay highly focused on their purpose. In this day's activity, expect to learn a model of software development that underlies effective teams, and experience it yourself in a "game" setting. Learn a few techniques that are simple, effective and increase the team's collaboration.

Get a chance to meet and interact with colleagues and with Dr. Cockburn.


Dr. Alistair Cockburn created IBM's first methodology for OO projects in 1992, consulted on large projects in the retail and shipment industries in the 1990s, served as special advisor to the Central Bank of Norway, and has consulted to government agencies, start-ups and major corporations across China, Japan, South Africa, Europe, Scandinavia and North America. He helped write the both Agile Manifesto and the project management Declaration of Interdependence.

A world-renowned speaker and expert on project management, object-oriented design, and effective methodology construction, Dr. Cockburn is the author of bestselling books including Writing Effective Use Cases, Agile Software Development, and Crystal Clear: A Human-Powered Methodology for Small Teams, Dr. Cockburn is known around the globe for his lively presentations and interactive classes.

Dr. Cockburn speaks German, Swiss German, Swedish, Norwegian, French and English. When not traveling, he lives in Salt Lake City, Utah, where he spends much of his time in coffee shops writing books on software engineering.Timetable:

08.45 Welcome Coffee

09.00 – 12.00

Alistair talks about agile development, the cooperative game, the role of the project manager.
These are illustrated with audience activities of discussion and games.
(coffee break about 10.30 – 11.00)

12.00 – 13.15 lunch buffett

13.15 – 17.45

Alistair facilitates table assignments involving project management problems, team retrospectives and improvement suggestions.

A question-and-answer period in the format of a Goldfish Bowl so that people in the audience can present their own experiences and ask questions.
(coffee breaks about 141.5 – 143.0 and 15.30 – 15.45)

17.45 - 18.15
A wrap-up session summarizing the day

End of the Day