What’s the best way to make a presentation on Agile practices? Practice Agile practices.

You could write a presentation “big bang” style, delivering version 1.0 in front of your big audience of 200+ people at Kscope 2011 before anybody has seen it. Of course, if you do it that way, you build a lot of risk into your product. But what else can you do?
That’s one of the reasons that my release schedule for “My Case for Agile Methods” includes a little online webinar hosted by Red Gate Software next week. My release schedule is actually a lot more complicated than just one little pre-ODTUG webinar:

2011-04-15 Show key conceptual graphics to son (age 13)
2011-04-29 Review #1 of paper with employee #1
2011-05-18 Review #2 of paper with customer
2011-05-14 Review #3 of paper with employee #1
2011-05-18 Review #4 of paper with employee #2
2011-05-26 Review #5 of paper with employee #3
2011-06-01 Submit paper to ODTUG web site
2011-06-02 Review #6 of paper with employee #1
2011-06-06 Review #7 of paper with employee #3
2011-06-10 Submit revised paper to ODTUG web site
2011-06-13 Present “My Case for Agile Methods” to twelve people in an on-site customer meeting
2011-06-22 Present “My Case for Agile Methods” in an online webinar hosted by Red Gate Software
2011-06-27 Present “My Case for Agile Methods” at ODTUG Kscope 2011 in Long Beach, California

You can read the full article on how I used Agile Practices to create an Agile presentation at http://carymillsap.blogspot.com/2011/06/using-agile-practices-to-create-agile