From spellfecker today:
Certifiction (n.) : a professional endorsement which states only that the holder had the money to pay for the exam.
...which reminded me of this debate, particularly the first comment.
(Updated 15 Dec 2020 with correct completed status!)
(Update: 15 Dec 2020: Huh. I did OK with these over the following decade...)
...there are a number of points in this interview with Paul Oldfield which are interesting to consider when thinking about "doing Agile right". It seems to be compatible with my "people over process" view - I'm not stating that having good people negates the need for any form of process or discipline, I have seen that this is simply not the case. I do however think that agile techniques in particular rely heavily upon the "right" people / team, for some nebulous definition of "right".
Things I took out of QCon:
Last week saw the first QCon London conference, an event "designed with the technical depth and enterprise focus of interest to technical team leads, architects, and project managers".
The conference consisted of two days of tutorials followed by three days of talks covering technologies, vendor products, and processes. In addition there were numerous "networking" opportunities with plenty of break times to both absorb information and meet other people, plus evening events.
The conference was both comprehensive and absorbing, and I'm hoping to take the next few days to filter through the notes I have taken and present a more succinct version here. Whether it will be of use to anyone other than myself remains to be seen...