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SDC Conference Agile Resources from @nxdnz Keynote

By March 21, 2011No Comments

Monkeys, Hack Days and Nerf Guns: what can agile look like?

Software Education run an annual conference in both Wellington and Sydney that focuses on the changing role of Business Analysts in the agile sphere – a tricky and much debated topic. I had the honour of being invited to present a keynote at the official dinner where I wove together tales of life in an agile world at Lonely Planet, with some key lessons from commentators ranging from the 1970s to the present day. Plus shot Martyn with a nerf gun. Excellent evening indeed.

We will post the presentation and speaking notes in a separate post.

Key Reading and Resources

  1. From Gutenberg to Zuckerburg, Gus Balbontin from Lonely Planet presenting at O’Reilly Tools of Change, 2011
  2. The Innovator’s Dilemma, Clayton Christenson, 1997
  3. How Great Leaders Inspire Action, Simon Sinek at Ted, 2010
  4. Dan Pink on the Surprising Science of Motivation, Ted Talk, 2009
  5. Steve Blank on Customer Development (The Four Steps to the Epiphany)
  6. The Entrepreneur’s Guide to Customer Development, Brant Cooper and Patrick Vlaskovits, 2010
  7. Rocket Surgery Made Easy, Steve Krug, 2009
  8. Mythical Man Month, Fred Brooks, 1975
  9. Steve Hayes’ Blog on The End of Passion.

My thanks to a wonderfully receptive audience and our fine hosts Softed.

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