"After receiveing what I believe was the third promotional email from my beloved mobile phone operator, showing this not-so-useful information
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"ThoughtWorks will give two free seminars at Berns Tuesday April 21 2009.
The morning one is given by me and will be on the business value of agile and lean, and how it can be the competitive advantage in difficult times.
In the afternoon my colleague Zack Exley will give a behind-the-scenes look at the technological side of the Barack Obama campaign.
Both of the talks will be kicked off by our chairman Roy Singham who will give his view on why he believes Scandinavia has a great future in the software development world."
"Peter Krantz sent this clip from a Capoeira fight (rating: violent) which I see as a really good analogy for XP’s YAGNI and the simplest thing that could possibly work."
"ThoughtWorks cohosting and speaking at the Emerging Technologies track at the Scandinavian Developer Conference. Ola will speak about JRuby and I will give a presentation with a title stolen from XP: ‘The Simplest Thing That Could Possibly Work’.
It is a one day conference which I am really looking forward to - Kent Beck keynoting is reason enough to be there. See the full program here."
"ThoughtWorks Sweden will move in with our great friends at Agical at the end of this month. Our new address will be
ThoughtWorks Sweden Västerlånggatan 79 2tr 111 29 Stockholm Sweden
Personally it will be the first time I have an office in Old Town - cool."
"This Saturdays edition of Dagens Industri had a really interesting column by Jan Åman, former curator of Färgfabriken. He writes about how you can either move forward or secure your back, and how the world is run by people watching their backs and making sure that decisions can never be questioned.
It is very close my favorite XP slogan “playing to win” and what I talk about in my presentation on Agile Documentation."
"I am quoted in todays issue of Computer Sweden on BDD. It is a well written article even if I do not agree with Emil Gustafssons quote in the end where he states that BDD doesn’t bring that much new things to the table. I think that people looking at BDD for the first time might perceive it as such, but I must say that there is a clear difference in both approach and outcome."
"The Agile Sweden annual christmas party is on Thursday at the Agical office. The evening will kick off with a few lightning talks, of which I am doing one. My talk is titled “The Simplest Thing That Could Possibly Work” and will discuss how XP’s value of simplicity has more or less been forgotten as agile has gone mainstream."
"There latest storm in the teacup that is Swedish IT is caused by the national news agency TT decision to move from OpenOffice to Microsoft Office, mainly because ‘I (head of development) do not want to sit here wondering how I will connect OpenOffice with a hundred eleven other systems’. I believe ‘a hundred eleven’ is a long form for ‘a lot’.
This has in almost deterministic fashion caused people from both sides of the OSS-MS divide to wave their party flags."
"The videos from Smidig 2008 are up. This is mine (in Swedish):"