Although I have done it (tongue in cheek) before, I don't like reviewing my own presentations. So I was delighted when Giovanni Asproni, (ACCU conference chair) reviewed my participation at Agile Cambridge 2010 and was kind enough to allow me to publish his comments:
Rachel (Davies) spoke about building trust in agile teams. Setting aside lots of interesting material about the importance of trust in teams and on various techniques to use or avoid in order to earn trust, the highlight of her keynote was an exercise where Paul Grenyer was volunteered by Rachel to do a stage diving (interestingly enough, Rachel, Allan, Paul and I had talked about it the night before at the pub, but we didn’t think Rachel was going to take the conversation seriously ;-)). He accepted and was caught by a group of six or eight people (which included Jon Jagger and Allan Kelly who joined them to make sure the ACCU didn’t loose one of its most valued members). I’m happy to report that Paul was not hurt during the exercise (neither were Jon and Allan).
Paul (Grenyer) presented a session entitled "Agile is a journey not a destination" where he described his experience in introducing agile development practices at his company. The session was aimed at people trying to introduce agile in their own companies for the first time. Paul presented the material in a clear and compelling way, and, judging from the number of questions at the end, the audience really enjoyed it. Personally, I found the content quite interesting, and I was truly impressed by the way he delivered the presentation.
Agile is a journey not a destination presentation slides available on request.