Yes, we will be in Chicago for the premier conference, Agile 2009! I am giving two presentations, announcing some new service packages, and making a special conference offer.
My major presentation is a half-day tutorial on Wednesday afternoon (2-5:30). The title is Creating Your Enterprise Adoption Plan: A Seven Layer Framework. It is aimed at folks that are getting started with a significant Agile effort, or who are mid-course but not having the results they want. At the end of the session, everyone will walk away with a pretty robust plan designed for their specific organization, reviewed by their session peers, and addressing more aspects of an enterprise change initiative than most others even know to tell you about.
This presentation is really exciting for me since it is my attempt to distill the essence of many of the other presentations I’ve given at prior Agile conferences into one actionable package. Please tell your friends for whom it might fit. If nothing else, I should be entertaining :-).
Immediately before the conference (and in this space), I will be announcing the launch of our Agile Assessments package. Collective Edge will be featuring some new services and special offers during the conference. Stay tuned.
The other presentation, in case you were interested, is on a really cool topic called deep democracy. The session is a demonstration of deep democracy in action to resolve group disagreement and conflict. If you have a juicy topic that would provoke controversy in the Lean-Agile-Kanban community–perhaps even of a ‘religious’ fervor–please let me know.
I hope to see you there. Please text me or send me a tweet @mspayd about your plans and how we can hook up.