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Cool Agile Stuff in Atlanta… In September

Mike Cottmeyer Chief Executive Officer
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Retrospectives Workshop with Esther Derby

Esther Derby is doing a one-day retrospectives workshop here in Atlanta. Esther is awesome and co-wrote the de-facto book on agile retrospectives. If you’ve spent any time with me, this is one of the books I always mention… and I’m not shy about drawing ideas from Esther’s work when I’m in need of something new. The course is on September 21st at the AMA Atlanta Executive Conference Center. The price is $350 for folks attending the Web Industry Conference, $450 standalone. I asked Esther if she would give us a discount code, and she was able to make it happen… the problem is, I don’t know how much off the code is! Give it a try WDUSA-DERBY.
Follow this link for more information or to register: Atlanta/Scrum Meetup with Esther Derby

So, as you know… Esther is in town to do here retrospectives workshop. I wonder where you heard that ;-) She is also going to do a talk for the Agile Atlanta group the very next day on September 22nd. Since that was the same day as the Scrum Meetup here in town, we are going to combine both events. The combined meeting will be at the normal Agile Atlanta location at Matrix Resources in the Perimeter Mall areas. Go to for the address, time, and directions to Esther’s talk. I will be there, so if you are in town, come meet me too ;-)

Certified ScrumMaster Training with Lee Henson

VersionOne is hosting a local Certified ScrumMaster training course. They are doing the course in their Alpharetta offices. Lee Henson will be your CST. I used to work directly with Lee back in the day at VersionOne. He is a great guy and you will have a blast taking his course. Lee was the person that did my CSM training, so I can attest to that first hand. VersionOne is offering early bird rates and a 20% off promotional code. The code is V1Scrum.

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Innovation Games Workshop with Jason Tanner

Here is another great opportunity in September. Jason Tanner from Enthiosis is doing an Innovation Games Workshop on September 29th and 30th. These are also being held in the VersionOne training facility in Alpharetta, so the location is excellent. I don’t know how much you guys know about Luke Hohmann’s work on Innovation Games, but they are great facilitation techniques for helping people get really creative in the product development process. I use Luke’s games in a variety of settings… from product visioning to retrospectives. It’s is excellent material, and you will get a ton out of this course.

Follow this link for more information or to register:

I hope you can make one or more of these events. It is great to see world class thought leadership here in town. There is a lot we can learn from these folks!Note: Each individual in this post asked me personally to promote their offering. I’m happy to do this kind of stuff when I can. If you are in town and have something valuable to offer the agile community, please let me know and I’ll do what I can to help you out. I am not affiliated with any of these courses in any way, other than I really, really like the people offering them ;-)

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Comments (2)

  1. Peter Saddington

    Sounds great. Looking forward to the Agile Meetup!


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