Thursday, October 22, 2009

Three Year Anniversary

We celebrated three year anniversary of our Company in BCDM, a rather serene place out of the city.


Thanks to Brac for building such a wonderful place for business meeting and recreation.


We cut cake, played tennis, ping pong, and volleyball, which was truly a team event and involved lot of fun. Timing was good, Syed was in the country.


There were some takeaways, too. We rediscovered our existing culture, identified the gap between ‘as is’ and ‘as should be’, analyzed product diversification possibilities, devised internet marketing plan and mulled over future business strategy. We recorded those all in the ScrumPad wiki. Thanks to Syed for ending it with the mesmerizing talk by Jill Bolte Taylor on TED.


So, we are three years old now. My three year old daughter talks a lot, imitates instantaneously anyone she thinks worth imitating, surprises everyone with her newly learned skills, and aspires to grow up faster than she possible can. There must be a lot of similarities in the learning process of a human mind and that of a modern organization. And there must be a lot of dissimilarities, too. An important dissimilarity probably is that a startup can hyperdrive a lot of stages that a human child cannot afford to. But to grow organically perhaps we have to go through many stages in years forward; and who knows we could learn one or two things by observing my toddler, too :).

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Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Agilebd – Get Going!

Wow! AgileBD acquired 192 members and counting! About 50 posts in a month! We launched a web site. And we are planning to host an international Agile conference in early next year. What do you call it? The power of networking? Or, the power of passion?

So, that was the seed of a bigger dream, and now it is rolling. Thanks to Zaman, Syed, Fahim, Bas, Sohan, Tim, Hasan, Raisul and Nayeem for their continuous support and encouragement. And thanks to all who are worth mentioning, but let’s visit the group to know how they think and express!

We, Code71, is of course the proud and humble initiator of the group and the site. It really feels great to be part of something greater than yourself, doesn’t it?