Saturday, April 18, 2009

XP Game redux

I assisted in another XP game with legos last Tuesday - led by my ThoughtWorks colleague Conrad Benham. Several other ThoughtWorks folks helped to facilitate. We did this at the Atlanta Agile User Group meeting. Kris Kemper captured some of the activity in his blog post. Another participant captured his perspective here. I particularly like his comment "I was stunned at how many real world challenges our team of 5 mirrored". I'm always pleasantly surprised at how effective these games are at conveying agile concepts

I facilitated one of these last year at a Florida .NET user group meeting which was captured in the Apress website in their content area that brings attention to various user groups.

If you have a desire to introduce agile concepts to an audience in a fun setting, you can't go wrong with an XP Game with Legos.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Euphemism in Podictionary

I previously posted a blog entry on Dysphemism and cross-register synonyms. I sent an email to the guy who runs Podictionary - the podcast for word lovers, suggesting he use dysphemism in one of his podcasts.

Well, he did. Kind of. He used euphemism and mentioned dsyphemism. Check out the post here.