Agile Australia 2013

Last week Jan, Mike, Anthony and I were at Agile Australia in Sydney and had an incredibly good time. The conference turned Twitter handles into people, exposed me to TimTam slams, and taught me that Beyond Budgeting is not a boring accounting thing but a riveting management philosophy.

I presented on personal Kanban and Lynne Cazaly drew this amazing picture of my talk:

Personal Kanban

Kanban for 1 by Lynne Cazaly

I also learned about Lean UX at MYOB, that drawings can summarise anything and software for social good. I enjoyed some really great sessions and met many cool people.
I am especially stoked to have met the buzzing Melbourne Agile coaching community – I hope we’ll stay in touch.

Thanks Rachel, Zhien-U and everyone else from SlatteryIT for organising a great conference.
As promised here are the slides from my presentation:

And here’s my exposure to Australian culture – TimTam slam:

Tim Tam Slam!

TimTam Slam!


Sandy Mamoli
  • Great Slides! Question on using the right language on cards. Slides 21 and 22 made me think perhaps you covered this. But, I find it helpful to use nouns as the card rather than verbs. Example: “Proposal daft” rather than “Draft proposal” or “Adam supports my plan” rather than “Talk to Adam about my plan”. I think it highlights the outcome or impact rather than activities.


    July 4, 2013 at 3:00 am
    • I went back through my stickies and realised that I’m using a mixture of both approaches. I like your idea of highlighting the outcome rather than activities. I’ll try to consciously do this for a while and see how it works for me. Thanks for the idea!

      July 7, 2013 at 4:22 pm

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