[ANN] Agile Yorkshire Christmas Special on Tues 13 Dec features Paul Hollingworth and The Red Bead Experiment

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Robert Burrell Donkin

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Nov 29, 2011, 3:34:27 AM11/29/11
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The Agile Yorkshire Christmas Special this year features Paul Hollingworth[1] (back by popular demand) and the famous The Red Bead Experiment[2]. Fun for everyone: analysts, managers, testers, developers, geeks and (system) thinkers. As is now traditional, agilists then head out into the night to sample the delights of the Leeds Christmas Market[3] and whatever else the City of Leeds has to offer.

As usual, Agile Yorkshire is hosted at Old Broadcasting House[4] with informal networking from 6:30 pm. The main event starts at 7 pm.

Also Coming Up...

* Wed 30 Nov Inaugural Agile Midlands Meetup http://www.agilemidlands.com/
* Thu 1  Dec  Manchester Guerilla IT::1st December Run http://onepagerapp.com/guerillait
* Sat 3 Dec XP Manchester::Global day of Code Retreat
* Thu 8 Dec XPManchester::John Nolan's System Metaphor Hippy Journey

Hope to see everyone there :-)

Robert

[1] http://www.4gm.com/about.htm
[2] http://www.agileyorkshire.org/event-announcements/20111213

Arbitrary targets, paired performance comparisons (this month - last month - same month last year),  league tables, 'trends', KPI traffic lights.... the list of tools for numerical naivety is almost endless. The purpose of analysis is insight but most people don't know how to recognise the insight they are looking for.

If you want to find out why Paul Hollingworth claims that most  management information is worse than useless - and what you can do about it, then come the the Agile Yorkshire meeting on 13th December. This will be a rare opportunity to experience Dr W Edwards Deming's famous 'Experiment with Red Beads', with someone who first did this experiment with Dr Deming over 20 years ago and has run it many times since then.

You may also be surprised to learn the correct answer to the question  2 + 2 = ?

Follow Paul on Twitter @HollingworthP
Read more about Paul on http://www.4gm.com/about.htm

[3] http://www.christmasmarkets.com/UK/Leeds-christmas-market.html
[4] http://www.oldbroadcastinghouse.com/
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