It’s hard to learn on your own. We could sit by ourselves and read books. If you can do that, bravo! But for some of use we learn though discussion. To that end we host live sessions to discuss leading edge ideas in project management and agile software development, as methods and tools to leverage global talent. It’s more than a user group. We structure our talks to support our ongoing learning.
We have two main ways to participate (for free of course, no cost). You can watch the Agile Wtiness News(tm) recordings, and you can also participate in the live discussions. Here are some ways you can join the discussion for our Distributed Agile Study Group (A3DASG (TM))
- DASG in Meetup (Don’t be fooled, our events are for everyone, not just one city. I like the calendar and discussion board on meetup)
- DASG in Google Plus
- DASG on Twitter #a3dasg or @AgileBill4d
- Agile Dimensions on Facebook
- Blog – http://www.agiledimensions.com
Of particular interesting is our Agile Witness News(tm) program. Thanks to the Support of TEK Systems (who has an entire branch of Agile coaching services), and Reaction Grid (makers of the JIBE immersive platform), we host 8 Agile Witness News Episodes per year with leading Agile gurus. To make the show different than other great webcast you can already see, we host our events in one of the many collaboration platforms in our Agile Business Park(tm). Don’t worry if you can’t attend. We record them.
See http://www.agiledimensions.com/blog/video for some great episodes with Grady Booch (IEEE Fellow, ACM Fellow, IBM Fellow, and Jolly Good Fellow), Kenny Rubin, Gil Broza, Bob Galen, and many more covering Scrum, Scaled Agile Framework(tm) (SAFe(tm)), Agile Testing, teamwork, and more! I’m excited about both ways to learn because I feel it fosters a peer to to peer learning model.
We value high bandwith communication. This is often face to face. I feel it’s easier to do business with you after we have met in person, often over a meal. But realistically, that is the minority of our encounters – especially between companies, but even inside one enterprise. That is why we bite the bullet to try new tools for distributed teams. Not because they are easy, but because they are needed. In fact, we believe remote working will become a first class citizen. (if it’s not already!)
See ya online! …. AgileBill