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When I started blogging, my (personal) objective was to make it easy for people who might be interested in my services to find me -- I figured they can find me easier than I can find them.

As the Scrum Breakfast blog has developed, it has taken on a life of its own, leading to invitations to do interesting things with interesting people. One such invitation came from Artem Marchenko, publisher of AgileSoftwareDevelopment.com, the online journal of Scrum and XP software development.

Today I start as a regular contributor to ASD, focused on Scrum and Scrum coaching. My first article, Start with Trust, Start with a Retrospective is now online for your reading pleasure.

Thank you Artem for this opportunity, I'm really looking forward to interesting articles and interesting discussions! To your readers, I look forward to their comments and their suggestions for topics!

P.S. You can view my ASD blog online or subscribe to it.

Update

Archem informs me that there is a DZone widget on all the ASD articles including including mine — just on the web site, not on the feeds. Obviously you are free to vote or not, but I wanted you to be aware that just 5-7 votes are typically needed for the promotion to the DZone front page. Such a promotion typically means 100-500 extra readers. And with such a small number of votes needed, every vote counts. So please vote if you like the article! Thanks!

Comments

Artem Marchenko said…
Welcome, Peter!

I am sure, everybody wins if more people will be able to find well prepared knowledge packs (articles) easier :)

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