News from the trenches

Reading the news

Hey, we’re super-busy, so I’ll have to keep this short and sweet. But Jenny and I have some news, and we wanted to share it with you.

  1. We’re in the home stretch on Head First C#. We should be done with the manuscript in the next couple of weeks, which means that it should be in stores sometime in November (if we understand the production schedule correctly).
  2. We’re doing a talk tomorrow at a NYC SPIN / PMINYC meeting. It’s a variant of our “Why Projects Fail” talk — we’ve been getting a lot of great feedback about it, so it should be fun. Unfortunately, registration has closed for it — it’s sold out — but we’ll post slides afterwards.
  3. There was just a great article published on Inc. Magazine’s technology site that quotes us pretty extensively. We had a good talk with the author, Renee Oricchio, and she really got a good sense of what we were saying. It’s called “Getting In-house Software Shops Back on Track”.

Sorry about the quick update – we know we’re phoning it in, but we’ll be more chatty once the book’s out the door.

PMI Mass Bay – Thanks for a great time!

The folks at the PMI Mass Bay chapter contacted me and Jenny a while back (using our convenient contact page) and invited us to give a talk at a chapter meeting, which we did last Thursday. We had a great time, and met some really interesting people. They’ve got one of the biggest PMI chapters in the country, with over 2,000 members. We had a full house, and they asked a bunch of great questions.

Maybe this ISN’T the Rosenstein wedding reception

Here’s a PDF of the slides from the talk. The fourth slide is this video of the 1940 Tacoma Narrows Bridge disaster. And to anyone who attended, we’re always happy to answer questions — feel free to get in touch with us if you want to follow up on anything we spoke about.