I finally take some time to finish my series of articles about Agile2011. The fifth and last day was actually only one morning with two keynotes.
- The first one given by Kevlin Henney entitled Code
- The second given by the great Linda Rising, about The Agile Mindset
The morning started very well. I was having my breakfast, seating alone at one of the round tables near the entrance of the Imperial Ballroom of the Grand America, when a familiar voice asked me the permission to sit down at my table. It was Linda Rising. She was with someone who had just asked her a question. She spent some time gently answering him. When the guy excused himself to go get a refill of coffee, I took the opportunity to refresh Linda’s memories about our first encounter.
The other guy came back and the 3 of us continued with our conversation, when Mary Poppendieck joined in. She and Linda know each other pretty well, so she sat down with us. This breakfast that started like any other morning ended up being the most interesting of my week.
Linda left the table, saying she wanted to get closer from the stage because she didn’t want to miss Kevlin Henney’s keynote. She assured us he was worth listening to… which he was.