Sure, the name isn’t the greatest, but this little tool is fantastic. Basically, every agile coach knows that you need to take photos of whiteboards, and every photo of a whiteboard either looks super crappy or needs to be processed after the fact to make it presentable. RectAce does it for you. It detects the edges of your whiteboard (or any other major rectangular feature in the photo), and then does all the color and contrast adjustments necessary to make it look nice. Here’s the link to the iTunes store for this app: RectAce.
This is an excellent series of videos by Lyssa Adkins:
Part One of Two: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TvYqhYEaqMs
Part Two of Two: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L9tSjpqeBa4
I highly recommend taking the twenty minutes to watch these two videos. Anyone who is a ScrumMaster, a Project Manager or an Agile Coach should take the time!
This looks good: Agile Coach Training – Aug. 1-3, 2008. I’m not directly affiliated although Deborah Hartmann and I work together frequently.
Berteig Consulting with the help of some partners is now offering a new service called The Agile Clinic. This is not a typical coaching or training session. The entire clinic has a duration of just one day. During this day there are short 30 or 60 minute appointments made by managers, executives, and staff with two experienced agile coaches. These coaches listen to problems presented to them, consult, discover, facilitate, diagnose, and offer solutions. These appointments are designed to be intense and high-impact sessions. Visit www.agileclinic.com to see how this service can add great value and provide fantastic results to your company with a small time cost.