Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Guerrilla Capacity Planning: The Movie

For those of you who weren't able to attend the recent Guerrilla Capacity Planning training live in California, here's a small sampler of what you missed (not shown are the high quality lunches we provide):

Guerrilla Capacity Planning class Nov 2009
Instructor: Dr. Neil Gunther

Thomas Crosman did an outstandlng job of getting the entire 5-day class (that's more than 30 hours!) recorded as digital bits—all on very short notice, I might add. This ain't no YouTube vid. The plan is to make this GCaP class available online. Stay tuned to this blog for announcements about when it will appear at a theater near you.

But there's nothing like live! So, the 2010 training schedule has now been posted. The dates are tentative until we finalize the contracts with the hotel, but you may as well start harassing your management to cut that P/O now. :-)

Oh! And if they need a little extra convincing, they can check out the testimonials.

Season's Greetings!


auro.meotto said...

this is good news, it's tough to get to the States these days of low training budget... keep us posted!


Madhu said...

Great news, please let me know when its available online I am pretty excited to enroll for online training.

Kalyani Sastry said...

Indeed - I am eagerly awaiting the online sessions too. Being geographically away, will no longer be a barrier - I am quite delighted.

Neil Gunther said...

Good news, bad news. The good news is, we have the bits down; even backed up on a TB disk. :) The bad news is, those bits need serious editing. Since there were 2 cameras, audio and slides, that's essentially 60 hours of video and audio from the 5-day class; a huge undertaking.

Most people have no idea of the expense involved in producing high-quality video material. I did and that's why it's taken me so long to get around to it. I won't tell you the standard production costs because you would die of sticker shock. :/

I now see that the process is similar to writing a book (something I know more about). I think of it as 3 stages: recording, production and distribution. We definitely have stage-1 under our belt. The other stages will be attacked incrementally.

Because of the huge amount of work required to complete each of those 3 stages, once the video is ready for distribution, it won't be free (in case anyone was thinking that). So, my slowness will give everyone plenty of time to save their pennies. ;-)

Anyway, please keep cheering, because every liitle bit helps.