Appreciation: Amy Chu

Unfortunately, saying thank you seems to be an after thought more and more. So at least once a month, I will take a few minutes to publicly appreciate someone that has had an impact on me. This round:  Amy Chu …

Perspectives on Selling

When I’m leading in an organization, I’ve been very intentional that I never wanted to “sell” a change. It is not that I don’t understand the dynamics of how people respond to change but instead, I would do some combination…

Leadership Summit: My final one

Well, let me be clear: This was my final Leadership Summit as the chair of the event.  I will definitely be returning as an attendee. Two years ago, David Hussman asked me if I wanted to chair this event (he…

Blog Experiment Update

A while back, I gave an update on the experiment of writing this blog. It’s time to check back in. Some general stats (after about 6 months): 13,438 users Avg Duration 1:55 220 published posts Posted on Twitter and LinkedIn What I’ve…

The value of open space

What is open space? I’m going to be lazy here and point you over to Jake’s blog post as it gives a description and highlights some key expectations/tips. Short version: Open Space is a straightforward way to create participant-driven conference sessions. Where’s…

Women in X

Honestly, I’m super nervous about writing this post.  Partially because I seemingly have a different perspective from many women. Additionally, sometimes talking about this topic makes you a target.  However, both of those reasons are exactly why I should be…

Missing tech…

My technical career timeline would look something like this… Computer Science & Engineering Degree Developer Project Manager (kicking and screaming away from tech) Developer Technical Project Manager (very opinionated that the only good managers were those that were technical) Long…

Behind the Agile2017 Program

I’ve been receiving inquiries in how the Agile2017 program is built. My quest is transparency so I thought I would share the process and answer some common questions. Program Team: Agile2017 has a conference chair (that’s me).  I (along with…