Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Lean / Kanban meetup 10th May


After a long break, SyXPAC is back :-)

Jason is running a meetup on the 10th of May at the Sussex Hotel aka Mortons.

  1. Jason will provide a Lean Software & Systems 2010 summary
  2. Discuss whether to start a Sydney Lean and Kanban user group
Hope to see you there.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

12 October 2009 - Agile Experience lighting talks

Sign up at Upcoming.

1. New members introduce themselves
2. Shout out of news and info
3. Agile experience lightning talks (5 minutes each)

Dr. Neill Roodyn - "Watching the changes fly past, 10 years of Agile in 5 minutes"

Todd Farrell - "My experience with an Agile approach with varied results on a couple of projects"

Jason Yip - "Problems I Know You Have: problem patterns I've seen through a lot of Agile coaching"

Stephen Smith - "Simplifying complexity in order to be able to manage greater levels of complexity"

Darren Cotterill - "Games people play with agile estimation: How to convince your boss the story is 5 points when they want it to be 1"

Wednesday, May 13, 2009 launched

Our agile friends at cogent have launched their first product! It's a very nice GTD app. Check out

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Meetup Monday 4 May at the Metro

Traditional random topic SyXPAC meeting on Monday. This time, let's try the Metro and see how we like it.

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I'll be at the Gallery Bar (level 2). Give me a call on 0418 873 729 if you can't find us.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

An Overview of XP / Agile + Project initiation using workshops, poker chip planning and forcasting velocity

Update: Date and topic change:

Our first formal event of 2009 will be on the 9th March at ThoughtWorks Sydney.

Jason will be doing an Overview of XP / Agile for beginners (as well as a reminder to the rest) while Ben Hogan will be talking about Project initiation using workshops, poker chip planning and forcasting velocity.

Please sign up on the Upcoming page so we have an idea of numbers.

P.S.: If you're interested in speaking or running an exercise at future events, comment here, contact us, or add something to the Topics Backlog

Sunday, November 23, 2008

"Deliver IT in the current conditions" and planning the next sessions

Recently did a presentation to a client and I thought I could do a "laptop presentation" on Monday (24 November).

In addition, I'd like to do some brainstorming of topics and volunteers to run them. One of them will be the next Coding Dojo.

Usual place (Moreton's), usual time (18:30ish to 20:30ish)

Dave Thomas (the Smalltalk one) -- 25 November 2008

Just realised that I didn't post anything to the blog.

Dave Thomas, formerly of OTI, now of Object Mentor and various other things will be doing a presentation on the 25th of November as part of promotion for JAOO Australia 2009.

More details at the Upcoming page.