Wednesday, April 21, 2004

Agile Alliance: New User Groups


There are user groups springing up around the Agile Alliance focused on improving development processes. Groups are international in scope. I recently reported on the Calgary: Calgary Agile Methods User Group (CAMUG)

The Thames Valley Agile Special Interest Group (TVASIG) is a new user group promoting and sponsoring the adoption of Agile Software Development methods throughout the Thames Valley area in the U.K. Their aim is to provide members with useful information and help advance their understanding of Agile Methods.

The first TVASIG meeting will be held at the "NEXT DOOR" pub in Oxford on the 27th April @ 20:00. It is hoped that this will be an opportunity for everyone to get to know one another in an informal setting, explain objectives of the TVASIG and agree a future direction for the group.

Agile enthusiasts should also take a look at Uncle Bob's new book (as Robert Martin is referred to by Agile Manifesto signatories). He has an excellent overview of agile principles in the first chapter. I'm reading it now and will report more on it when finished.

Martin, Robert C. (2003) Agile Software Development: Principles, Patterns, and Practices. Prentice Hall.

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