At a conference about software development, wouldn’t it be useful to have some people there actually develop software? We want to invite you to bring your whole team, and show off how agile you are. Set up your team information radiators, pair programming stations and servers, and spend part of the conference actually developing your product! With any luck, some of the excellent agilists at the conference will come and pair with you.
The only rules are that you must be agile, and you must deploy into production during the conference. If you deploy several times a day and the product is generally available for conference delegates to use and try the new features, all the better. 🙂
See this as a challenge for your team. If you’re going to be able to show your process off to a whole conference of agilists, wouldn’t you like to have the best possible process? Wouldn’t you like all your team members to work effectively with the latest tools and techniques? Wouldn’t the challenge of having to be ready to show off what you can do at XP2012 be a great way to motivate your team to improve over the next 6 months?
This is the challenge that the team behind http://blocket.se (one of Sweden’s biggest ecommerce sites), and a team from SAAB Gripen, (software for jet fighters), have already accepted. Will you join them, and take up the XP2012 team challenge?