Agile Scout Kindle Giveaway!

Peter Saddington is celebrating the fifth anniversary of his blog, Agile Scout. And he has decided to give away three Kindle readers over the next three months, to celebrate. Click here for the details.

Agile Scout has been one of the best sources of news on Agile techniques and how they are actually being implemented, by real organizations. Peter is a trainer and consultant, and he spends a lot of his time and energy helping teams get their Agile act together. He’s one of the folks working in this space who has a balanced view of software development, so I tend to give his opinion a bit more weight than certain other folks, who need not be publicly shamed.

Reading My KindleRegarding the Kindle: we’re on our second Kindle, and between my wife and I, it gets used literally every day. Not just for books: you can download videos from Amazon Prime and watch them on the plane. My wife also uses it to play Spider Solitaire. But of course, we have well over a hundred books on our Kindle. The Kindle app on my laptop gets used from time to time, but the ability to sit in a comfortable chair and read can’t be beat.

Even if you already have a Kindle, stop by and congratulate Peter on his milestone.

PM FlashBlog 2014 – The Rest of the Best!

pmflashblog2014The fourth and final week of the 2014 PM FlashBlog brings two more entries from Australia and two from South Africa. It’s been good to see so many folks reporting on how projects are managed in their part of the world. Thanks again to Mark Phillipy, who instigated this round of collaboration.

  • Adrian Fittolani reports from Melbourne on the vagaries and fine points of business travel, as a global project manager.
  • Chris O’Halloran weighs in from Brisbane and the Gold Coast on the range of professional organizations in his part of Oz.
  • Linky van der Merwe lists some very impressive marquis projects that have put South Africans back to work and given them something else to brag about!
  • Louise Worsely shares lessons learned about social fairness and stakeholder engagement, from her home in Capetown.