As part of a module on the MSc Software Project Management programme I had my students write an essay comparing a work breakdown structure for the iteration of a project and the approach taken for ‘business value delivery’ described by Ryan Shriver in his Measurable Value with Agile article. This produced some interesting results amongst
I was speaking to a friend, who’s doing an English degree at Dundee University on Saturday, and she was telling us about how she didn’t have any exams this term and what they were doing instead. For her Vision in Film course they do weekly ‘journals’, which are 500 word essays on some aspect of
I’ve had a few requests from former students for help finding work. Sometimes I can point a person to a job, and sometimes I can’t. It’s great when it does work out, but there is no guarantee. This is not to say that no one will get a job. People will get jobs, and it’s
As part of our schools recruitment plan to get more kids to come to study here in Aberdeen, and to do computer science in particular, I’ve said that ‘maybe I could do a mobile computing workshop’. Last year we did an number of workshops on Artificial Intelligence as part of a roadshow. That went down
Clarke Ching is setting up another AgileScotland workshop in Edinburgh for the near future ‘before summer’ as he says. The theme is ‘using agile to save your job‘ and will be a mixture of ‘how to do agile’ and experience reports. I went to one of his workshops last year and found it real useful.
This is a work in progress. As I’ll be gone for a break I needed to coalesce what I could into some form of document to gather my thoughts on preparing materials for students about agile and evo. The result is this group project page. This page pulls together some of the main ideas for what
The BBC put up an article saying that the CBI and Universities UK commissioned a report surveying graduate recruiters found that 78% rated employability skills essential. The ’employability skills’ they identified were: self-management team working business and customer awareness problem solving communication and literacy application of numeracy application of information technology Each of these is