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Alisson Vale is founder of Phidelis Technologies He has more than 15 years experience in software development and 8 years in leading and coaching software projects. He is an Agile enthusiast in Brazil, involved in the community by writing articles, doing presentations and debating on discussion forums.

About the conference

Lean Software and Systems Conference 2010 — the place to learn about Lean, Pull Systems and Kanban. Understand how established industrial engineering theory can apply to software development process. The conference will assist organizations that depend on software – from start-ups to those that build complex, software intensive products, systems & services – with the application of Lean Thinking throughout the enterprise.

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Jul 12, 2010

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  • Great talk

    by Mark Maglana /

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    ...and great tool.

  • looks a good tool but the presentation wasn' t so good at all

    by Eduardo Cerqueira /

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    I am sorry to say that man, but the presentation wasn' t so good at all and I' d like to describe here couple of items to help you to try to improve your next presentation.

    1. please get back to study English and try to improve this a little bit.
    2. transalate all of your slides to English. the most of them are in Portugues. it doesn' t make sense if you are speaching on English probably your attends don' t understad Portugues.
    3. take a pause and think before to begin to say, sometimes you were redundat with your speach.

    I hope you understand this like a good feedback and a kind of things to be improved for the next presentation and any time feel free to contact me.

    Thx,
    Eduardo

  • Re: looks a good tool but the presentation wasn' t so good at all

    by Allison Weiss /

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    Sorry that you could not have attended the actual conference. This was an amazing presentation.

  • Re: looks a good tool but the presentation wasn' t so good at all

    by Robert Sullivan /

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    Eduardo,

    Do you actually have any constructive criticism on the content of the talk?

    It's not clear what slides you are talking about, but the ones he has are Latin, not Portuguese. That's a typical way to sanitize data, or throw some testing information out there that is otherwise meaningless.

    One thing that really peeves me is when people criticize other's English, and yet post a comment rife with spelling and grammatical errors. Ugh.

  • Re: looks a good tool but the presentation wasn' t so good at all

    by Alisson Vale /

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    Eduardo,

    Thanks for your response. I appreciate your intention to help me on improve my english skills.
    People on this community know how relutant and insecure I am to present without being fully skilled on this language. However, the encouragement that I'm spreading a good message and the massive good feedback about the content that I'm getting from different audiences in different places are strong enough to make me overcome any embarrassment in present regardless all difficulties to do it.

    Anyway, it is a pity that this can be a distraction for people to get value from the actual content.

    About your second point, despite you have a brazilian name, apparently, it seems that you are not a portuguese speaker. There are no portuguese words in the slides, unless few ones that appears in some real-world pictures. All the content are definitely in english. I have just used random latin words to hide real-world content that could distract the audience from the real concepts that I was presenting. This is a commonly well known technique called "Lorem Ipsum". You can find more on this here: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lorem_ipsum

    You also can find more information about this presentation and some screen shots of the parts that the camera didn't shot on this blog post: tinyurl.com/making-the-work-visible

    regards,
    Alisson Vale

  • Re: looks a good tool but the presentation wasn' t so good at all

    by Jeff Anderson /

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    Eduardo,

    usually I try to be somewhat constructive of my criticism of people and their posts.

    But you should really crawl under some kind of rock and disappear.

    Allison is a leading thinker in our community, and should be commended for his willingness to share his ideas with others in English, despite the fact that this is not his first tongue.

    perhaps you should have been at the presentation in person, he had a captive audience, and a rousing very enthusiastic applause at the end of the presentation.

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