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Monthly Archives: October 2008

KaizenConf Workshops Schedule

UPDATE: We will try to record the full sessions. I’m hoping some participants will bring video cameras and have at it. I’m bringing mine. First of all the temporal situation: Morning Sessions – 9a-NoonAfternoon Sessions – 1:30p-4:30p Then, we have … Continue reading 

Posted in conferences, housekeeping | 6 Comments

The Value of Lean and Kanban

Mark Levison wrote up and introductory article on Kanban for InfoQ. It’s from a people perspective and worth a read if your new to this scene or interested. I’m especially happy he conveyed the “work to done” concept. For me … Continue reading 

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Presenting the KaizenConf Workshops

UPDATE 1: Schedule is coming tonight. Each workshop is approximately three hours long. We’re going with a longer form to get more knowledge transfer, interactivity, etc. UPDATE 2: Based on space and time constraints, there will be two sessions going … Continue reading 

Posted in ALT.NET, Community, conferences, housekeeping | 19 Comments

Transitioning from NAnt to Rake

Maybe you’re interested in this Rake business. Maybe you’ve got a big investment in a whole build infrastructure in NAnt. Maybe, just maybe, it’s impractical to convert the whole enchilada over at once. What do you do? Wrap it in … Continue reading 

Posted in builds, nant, rake, Ruby | 8 Comments

VersionOne, Day Zero

I announced this on Twitter a while back, but I’ve left my full-time job at Xclaim to join VersionOne as their internal Agile Development Coach. I’ll say, leaving Xclaim was kind of a bittersweet thing. I’m still a part owner … Continue reading 

Posted in housekeeping | 9 Comments

.NET: Coming to a Cloud Near You

I was very happy to hear the news that Amazon will be providing Windows/SQL support on their EC2 cloud computing service. From the email announcement: We are excited to let you know that Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) will … Continue reading 

Posted in .net, cloud-computing, infrastructure | 9 Comments