Indy Trip Report

Last month I made it out to Indianapolis for a meeting of the Indianapolis QA Association and a short course on software requirements. Sadly, I tried to make the event a working vacation, which meant I had not quite enough time to spend with technologists, yet also not enough time to really spend with my family.

A couple highlights –

1) The slides from my talk on process improvement are available online. If you open the document in powerpoint, you will see detailed (if not proof-read) lecture notes in the notes window.

2) I got the chance to meet some interesting people from Liberty Mutual, including David Christiansen. Apparently, David liked my talk enough to quote me; that’s always a good sign. David also runs the blog site The Tech Darkside, which has some good material on it.

All told, it was a good trip. The requirements class was a bit too big for one facilitator (33 people), and this slowed down the general pace. In the future, I will either hold the line on attendance or bring in a second facilitator.

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