Archive for September 2012

XP/Agile Engineering course in Kitchener – Nov 24 to 25

September 30, 2012

Would you like to learn TDD, microtesting, refactoring, and simple design?

Want to write clean code and curb technical debt growth?

Or would you like a refresher for your skills?

Then join Gil Broza on the weekend of Nov 24-25, 2012 for his annual, immersive XP/Agile Engineering course – THIS TIME IN KITCHENER!

You’ll practise these techniques (in either Java or C#), watch demonstrations, program in rotating pairs and have lots of fun.

Everything you’ll learn is immediately transferable to other object languages and technologies such as C++ and PHP.

Of course, learning is one thing, doing is quite another. To help integrate the skills and overcome challenges, all course attendees receive exclusive access to Gil’s signature “I CAN” (Implementation Consulting And Nudging) 90-minute virtual group coaching. This call will take place 6-8 weeks after the course.

You can watch one of the course’s demonstration videos online at

More than 200 developers have taken this course publicly and privately since 2010.

Discover what they thought about it at, where you can also sign up.

Early bird registration ends on October 24.

Check out the info page and ask Gil anything you have on your mind.

Waterloo Agile Lean Sept 25th P2P – How to Grow a Solid Agile Team?

September 18, 2012

What?: How to Grow a Solid Agile Team?

When?: Tuesday Sept 25th, 2012 from 4:30p.m. to 6:00p.m.

Where?: Communitech Hub, 151 Charles St. W., Suite 100, The Tannery, (Marix & Atlas Rooms), Kitchener, Ontario

Summary: Most of the Agile literature describes the self-organizing team regularly delivering value with the support of a servant leader. Unfortunately, this picture is far rosier than what many Agile practitioners experience. Teams take months to reach the desirable stage of high performance, and the way there is rocky; some never make it. In this hands-on workshop, team members and leaders will discover what it takes to grow a solid Agile team. The material is taken directly from Gil Broza’s new book, The Human Side of Agile: How to Help Your Team Deliver.

Learning objectives:

* Discover the Agile team lifecycle and its main pitfalls

* Learn how to move a team along the lifecycle and why some teams struggle to thrive

* Identify leadership actions you can take to help your team grow right now


Speaker Professional Biography:

Gil Broza helps software organizations that want to adopt Agile or that find their current use of it is not delivering on its promise. He guides them in implementing a reliable, sustainable methodology so they truly delight their customers and make a positive impact. He is an “all-rounder”, working at all organizational levels and coaching people in technical, managerial, and leadership behaviours.

Gil’s recently published book, The Human Side of Agile: How to Help Your Team Deliver, guides Agile project managers and other leaders in taking their teams to outstanding performance. Gil has been a regular contributor and coaching stage producer for the Agile series of conferences, a sought-after speaker for other industry events and groups, and a host of numerous public webinars about Agility. Get a taste of his approach at

To register:

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