My paper was another instalment in my growing collection of business strategy design patterns. It was well received and as soon as I’ve made the suggested changes I’ll post it online. I think I’ve finally accepted that one day these patterns will be collected into a book. A lot of people have been suggesting that to me for a while but I’ve been reluctant, now I’ve spoken to a publisher about the idea but we agreed it won’t be for at least another year.
In the meantime sales of Changing Software Development are going well and I signed the copies people bought at the conference.
This time however the conference was special for me: I was the Conference Chair. This means I’ve been doing a lot of work over the last few months to get everything ready for the conference and I was busy with, well, the duties of a chair, at the conference.
Next year I’m going to be Programme Chair of the conference – more work, more stress!
The up side is when you are chair you get to organise the conference the way you like – well more or less. So this year the conference contained a number of changes and innovations, I think on the whole they were well received.
And for my next conference I’m off to Malmo in Sweden for Oredev 2008, but that’s not till November.