The AYE Conference is next week and I’m very, very excited about it! I will be there, doing several sessions. Dave Smith and I are doing a session on Renegotiating where participants will be playing the “Renegotiate” game - a game that Dave and I created. I will also be running my WordCount simulation in my session titled Reflect and Adapt. And I’ll be running a fun session on using our worst nightmares to improve our testing, titled “What Could Possibly Go Wrong?”
And I’m really excited to participate in the sessions that other presenters are doing. Dale Emery will be doing sessions on Resistance as a Resource and Putting Your Power to Work. Diana Larsen (co-author with Esther Derby, of Agile Retrospectives) will be doing a session on Cultivating Trust in Teams.
The hosts for the conference are all doing sessions as well. And that includes Esther Derby, Johanna Rothman (co-author, also with Esther, of Behind Closed Doors: Secrets of Great Management), and also Jerry Weinberg, industry icon and early pioneer, and author of many books including The Psychology of Computer Programming, Becoming a Technical Leader, and Secrets of Consulting.
It’s designed to be a small conference, and the organizers cap participation at 99 people. That’s why I was surprised to learn that they still have spaces left. If you aren’t doing anything next week, and you feel like coming to Phoenix, AZ, you should come join us. It’s a tremendous opportunity to spend 3 days of intense interaction with some amazingly cool people.(via Ruminations)