I always start these messages with a "Hello to all the new members" and why should this one be different? Hello to all the new members who have recently joined the user group, we've now grown to over 60 people.
Angus kicked off the year for us talking about his recent project retrospective. It was a great evening with some good discussion on retrospectives.
For February Kristan Vingry from ThoughtWorks is coming along to talk about testing. If you want to check out Kristan's brain before you meet him you can check out his blog - http://www.vinktank.com/
. Or you can part with some hard earned to read his chapter in the ThoughtWorks Anthology Agile vs. Waterfall Testing for Enterprise Web Apps
After we've finished grilling Kristan I thought we could make some greeting cards.
Looking further ahead, there's going to be a JAOO 2009 promo at the March meeting, as part of the JAOO 2009 promotion carnival. Watch out for the "Mini-JAOO" also in March.
James Brett (Brisbane User Group) and Martin Kearns (Melbourne User Group) have put together Australian Scrum Survey
. The intent is to get the big picture of where Scrum is used and what some of the issues are. The survey results will be made public.
Once again if you haven't clicked enough links or are yearning for more Scrum don't forgetScrum AllianceScrum.com.au
See you on the 4th of February