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Sharing with Friends and Colleagues

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Sharing with Large Groups

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To be perfectly clear: reprinting my essays without my permission is not allowed. But if you contact me, I’m very likely to give you my permission. I can also rework or expand upon my material specifically for your publication.


I’m also available to speak at your company function or user group meeting. I’m an experienced speaker with good stage presence: we’ll have a good time. Pick a topic from one of my essays, or choose any topic relating to software development. Contact me so we can discuss your options.

If you’re part of user group with at least five Agile Alliance members, the Agile Alliance may pay my travel expenses so I can come speak at your user group meeting. (What a deal!) If your group meets in Portland, Oregon, or vicinity, I’ll come speak at your user group meeting for free.

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