D'Arcy from Winnipeg
Solution Architecture, Business & Entrepreneurship, Microsoft, and Adoption

August 2011 Entries

Prairie Dev Con $349.99 Ends Aug 31st!

We’re nearing the end of the early bird offer for the Prairie Developer Conference Winnipeg! You still have time to register for this fantastic 2-day technology conference at the low $349.99 price, and groups of 3 or more get an additional $50 off each registration! We’ve got 41 sessions from presenters coming from across Canada, and a full day post-conference workshop with Rob Windsor on SharePoint 2010! Check out the website for info on the speakers and sessions and register today! www.prairiedevcon.com ......

Book Review: Agile Project Management with Scrum

I’ve learned, from conference sessions and user group meetings, that Agile is best learned in action – being part of a game or activity that explains Agile, having lively discussion with people, or (best yet) being part of an Agile project. We still get a large amount of learning from books though, and so while Agile books may do a good job explaining the methodologies and techniques, its never as good as having some context to stand it up against. Enter Agile Project Management with Scrum by Ken ......

Book Review: Screw It, Let’s Do It

Last month at the Microsoft WPC I had the opportunity to see Richard Branson do a live Q&A during one of the morning keynotes. I honestly knew very little about Branson, other than he headed up Virgin – which was, what, a music, mobile phone, and airline company that was also looking into space travel? My education into all things Branson was about to begin. You can see the entire video of the Q&A from the WPC site here, but what was really awesome was the initial intro video that gave a ......