Posts Tagged ‘agile project management training’

Agile Project Management Training – Sept 11, 12 Calgary

August 12, 2008

Plan the work. Work the plan.

That has been the maxim taught in project management circles for the better part of 50 years. If only it were that easy.

Reality has taught us that when we blindly following plans we:
* miss deadlines
* exceed budgets
* and disappoint our customers

There is a better way, and it works!

Agile, Scrum, Extreme Programming, and Lean Software Development.

In this course I will show you how to:
* setup
* execute
* and successfully wrap up your own agile project

We will cover:
* agile project initiation
* requirements gathering
* estimation
* planning
* iteration mechanics
* tracking
* team building
* roles and responsibilities
* dealing with resistance
* and effective project leadership

If you are looking to:
* build trust with your customers
* improve relationships with team members, and
* gain a competitive advantage in the market place

Register Now


Petro-Canada Centre
150 6 Avenue SW
Calgary, Alberta


September 11-12, 2008

As a former agile project lead, coach and mentor at ThoughtWorks, Jonathan was spent the greater part of the last ten years collecting, and distilling the best agile project management practices from around the world.

His experiences include leading agile projects at Microsoft, British Petroleum in the UK, AMP Capital in Sydney Australia and many other companies throughout Canada, the US, England, and Australia.


Quality control at

August 1, 2008

Here is a great example of the visible work place being used at Last.Fm.

Of note are the three glowing bears that light up when things are going well (and not so well).

I also love the web response time meter.

The class of March 2008

March 7, 2008

Just a quick note thanking everyone who attended this week’s Agile Project Management training here in Calgary.

It was great fun, and I thoroughly enjoyed all the discussion, debate, and laughs we shared together.

For those who are curious what we covered, you can find a description of our intensive 4 day course here.

If you are interested in joining us at our next training camp, leave a comment or drop me a line at:

jonathan.t.rasmusson at

Class of March 2008
Class of March 2008

Stay a rookie

January 30, 2008

When you keep the mindset of a rookie, you are always looking to improve.

A Great Rookie
A Great Rookie

You are studying others.
You are reading, thinking, continuously seeking an edge and asking yourself how you could improve

It is never ending.
It is relentless.
And you always feel barely competent .

It is also tremendously rewarding, as learning can fill the soul in ways money and other rewards can’t.

Keep this mindset as you gain experience and knowledge in whatever you do

It will keep things fresh. And you won’t get complacent.

Don’t fall prey to the complacency that comes with gaining some experience and knowledge.

I’ve seen it happen to friends, competition, and people I greatly admire.

The world is a lesser place for it.