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Advanced Agile Development by Alistair Cockburn

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Dr Alistair Cockburn has confirmed his visit to San Francisco. He will be teaching Advanced Agile Course on Oct. 18th,19th, and 20th. For members of the Silicon Valley Agile Meet Up Group members, to save $200 off the registration of $1800, please use the discount code of antan200 during registration.

Registration is now open. http://i.cockburn.us/...­ Here are the details:

3-day Master Class Advanced Agile Development with Dr. Alistair Cockburn

Modern "expert" agile practitioners have mastered the practices – but not why they work, not how to adjust practices to situations, not how to approach new and surprising situations, not how to apply agile practices to non-software projects, not how to incorporate results from other fields back to their own projects, not how to tailor the practices to different organizational cultures. This advanced course from industry guru Dr. Alistair Cockburn addresses those areas.

In this 3-day, activity- and discovery-filled course, learn

 how to apply agile techniques to non-software projects,
 how to plan and track larger, more complicated projects using Project Mapping and Blitz Planning,
 how to get the highest customer results in the shortest time,
 how to get early results with Test-Driven Carpaccio,
 how to reduce risk and maximize effectiveness on your corporate, product, and project initiatives by viewing design and development as Knowledge Acquisition.
 how to keep your sponsor abreast with the state of your project using various visual reporting techniques,
 how to back up your recommendations with solid theory, not appeal to authority or religious arguments, …

… and more.

Bring along with you objections as to why agile can't work, bring gnarly problems you have been challenged with: We will work through those problems as a class, using the skills taught in the class.

This is not a course for the beginner or the faint of heart. Expect to do homework, expect to be put through your paces, expect to dialog and argue, have your beliefs challenged.

You will be expected to have read and be ready to discuss Agile Software Development: The Cooperative Game and The Seven Properties of Highly Successful Projects from Crystal Clear: A Human-Powered Methodology for Small Teams prior to the start of class.

At the end of the three days, walk away with a rich, robust set of tools for approaching your project and organizational situations.


Instructors Bio:

Dr. Alistair Cockburn (pronounced Cō-burn) was voted one of the "All-Time Top 150 i-Technology Heroes" for his work in creating and steering Agile software development. He co-authored the Manifesto for Agile Software Development and the "Declaration of Interdependence," created the first Agile Software Development Conference, co-founded the Agile Project Leadership Network, served on the board of the AgileAlliance, designed the Crystal family of agile methodologies, and co-founded the International Consortium for Agile. Three of his books have won Jolt awards and been listed in "The Top 100 Best Software Books of All Time". He consistently receives high ratings for his presentations and courses. Much of his material is online at http://Alistair.Cockb...­.


What Students Wrote After Attending One of Alistair's Master Classes:

"Really great master class with @TotherAlistair"

"Mind exploding like crazy."

"Definitely inspired to up my game!"

"Ego obliterated, mind expanded, much to ponder after the masterclass. Thanks"
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