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Busy Week Ahead

If you don’t hear from me for a few days, here’s why.  Tonight I’m headed to the Agile Project Leadership Network (APLN) Washington DC Area Chapter event. The topic? Using Scrum to avoid bad CMMI Implementations (Presented by Jeff Sutherland). Yes, that’s right! Jeff “creator of Scrum and signer of the Agile Manifesto” Sutherland. I don’t sound too excited, do I? I’m looking forward to seeing a lot of people from the Agile community there.

Tomorrow, I fly out to Salt Lake City to make an appearance at the Work Management Summit.  Follow it on Twitter with hashtag (#workout11) I don’t know exactly what is in store for me.  I’m a special speaking guest of AtTask and I will be interviewed by @tykiisel and @RaeLogan in a live video webcast.  My instructions for my appearance: Please wear something that exemplifies your personal brand.

I will be the guy with spiky hair, horn-rimmed glasses, Doc Martens, and jeans (yes, I am wearing a collared shirt).  It’s a bit of a departure from my normal office attire.  This includes, monogrammed cuff-linked shirts, wingtips, and a tie.  Though I’m much more of the Doc Marten guy, I understand C-Levels and SES don’t always get it.

I’ll be flying back to Washington DC on Thursday, due to time constraints.  Though I only get to spend 1 full day in Utah, this will be a great experience and I’m looking forward to meeting Ty and Raechel.  I will take plenty of pictures of the Grand America Hotel and try to blog while I’m there.

If you want to meet up for a drink, send me an email or direct message me via Twitter.

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About Derek Huether

I'm Vice President of ALM Platforms at LeadingAgile. Author of Zombie Project Management (available on Amazon). Novice angel investor.

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