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Slides: Frustrated? It is probably your fault

I’ve just delivered my talk Frustrated? It is probably your fault at Devopsdays Amsterdam. That means my slides must be finished! Here they are to download, and I’m looking forward to the video being posted later.

The piano analogy: some practice required

This year I’m training people in the theories of Chris Argyris, helping them to apply the concepts, and this raised some fun challenges. The challenge on my mind today is how to convince people that practice will be required before they can perform well? My current analogy is the piano. After a quick search I can show you a […]

Frustrated? It is probably your fault.

That’s the title of my talk which has been accepted to the program for the upcoming Devopsdays Amsterdam June 24th, 25th and 26th. The topics I’ll be discussing will be familiar to the attendees of the London Action Science meetup — and to the people who have been diligently reading my session notes — which is that if […]

Registration open for CITCON North America

CITCON North America 2015 will be held in Ann Arbor Michigan on October 2nd & 3rd. Registration opened today with a hard limit of 150 registrations. Why a limit of 150 registrations? Our original inspiration was Dunbar’s number, and the idea that our prefrontal cortex puts a limit on the number of people we can […]

Using the two column case study

On March 25th the London Action Science Meetup held a session on Using the two column case study. In our previous session we introduced some of the fundamental ideas of Action Science, and then closed with an exercise based on the two-column case study. This time we started by creating our two-column cases, used them to […]

Why I Write

I’m on Day #2 of the 10 Days to a Better Blog online workshop and the assignment for today  is to meditate and write down the answer to your “why” in terms of your writing, and they even provided a nice template for the content that I’m happy to adopt as my own. I’m beginning to define […]

Excited about CITCON Europe 2015

I’m super excited about the upcoming CITCON Europe! As an organizer I’m thrilled with the strong response to the event. It is scheduled in Helsinki for September 11th and 12th and we already have 40 people registered, more than 25% of capacity in just a couple of weeks since we opened registration. But as an attendee what I’m […]

Starting with the Mutual Learning Model

On February 25th we held the first meeting of the London Action Science Meetup, Starting with the Mutual Learning Model. My goal for this session was to describe Action Science as a discipline, introduce key concepts, and illustrate some of those concepts through a hands-on exercise. I’m going to cover the same ground in this blog post […]

Summary of five years

“What have you been doing these last few years?” was the question Péter Halácsy asked me during my visit to Prezi. I was there for the CTO equivalent of a developer exchange: learning how things were done at Prezi, sharing my observations, and then speaking at the Budapest Jenkins meetup. Prior to my visit Péter had […]

Speaking at ESDC

The first week of March will be a mix of old and new for me. I’ll be speaking at a new conference, ESDC, the Enterprise Software Development Conference. This conference isn’t just new for me, it is new period, taking over the traditional calendar-slot of the defunct SD West. If you’re interested in attending you […]