My work in Cornwall, helping companies adopt Agile approaches to software development, is set to continue into the new year – so more jokey tweets about the Cornish Software Mines. I hope to write more about this work – the benefits and what we’re learning in future.
Right now there are two pieces of news I’d like to share:
- At the start of December the author of PHPUnit, Sebastian Bergmann, joined in me in Cornwall to provide training and coaching to teams using PHP. Oxford Innovation (who run the Grow Cornwall programme) have put out a press release about this.
- Oxford Innovation have also produced a Video Case Study of our work with Research Instruments in Falmouth. RI are a great success story and the case study is worth the two and a half minutes it takes to watch.
I first met the team at RI in October 2010 when I provided Agile foundations training to development team. Since then I’ve been in many times to provide follow up coaching.
About six month after the Agile foundations course Jon Jagger delivered a Test Driven Development (TDD) in C# course for the team and has also been visiting to provide follow up coaching. All in all a great success, as the video shows.