Some guys have all the luck

June is Busy Busy Busy. No time to blog, no time to think.
In July I’ll do a bit of traveling to meet some agile people in Italy and Switzerland.

Villa Toeplitz in VareseI’ll be participating in the European Summer School on Agile Programming in the beautiful “Villa Toeplitz” in Varese, near Milan.

Matteo Vaccari at the Universit√† dell’Insubria organizes this 5 day course on Agile development.

I’ll be doing a session on agile planning, based on the XP Game.

This’ll also give me a chance to meet with the people from the Milan XP group. If you’re in the neighbourhood, let me know.


After a few days, I travel on to Geneva, to meet with Freddy Mallet from Hortis. I met Freddy and Jacques Couvreur (who just joined Hortis) at the French XP Days, where Hortis was one of the sponsors. Hortis uses agile methods and open source to better serve their customers.

Freddy and Jacques have invited me to present the “Toyota Way” in Geneva. Come to the seminar to learn how the most succesful manufacturer in the world manages. Discover how lean is like and unlike agile. Who wants to take a 5-10 year head start on their competitors and become the Toyota of IT?

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