Training Working Agreements

In certain situations, I include a working agreement at the start of my training.  One of the items on the working agreement is “On Time”, where I ask for at least three options to self choose from if you are…

Agile2017 Reflection

As a program chair for the past few years, I felt like I was going to the Agile2017 conference knowing what to expect. I was wrong.  I promised to be as transparent as I could be – so this is…

Focused

Difference Disclaimer:  Normally, I have posts prepared and not written in basically real time of when they will be published.  However, this one is very much being used to help get thoughts out of my head. Otherwise, I fear sleep…

Time Management

Many many years ago, I learned a useful perspective in helping me and other leaders with time management.  I truly suck in that I can’t give the proper source of this framing (so if you know, please share!). I’ve shared…

Conference Organizer Pet Peeves

This round of pet peeves is focused on the pet peeves I’ve accumulated as a conference organizer (for multiple events).  Let me be clear, there are many amazing aspects and these are my issues but you know me, always sharing:…

Appreciation – Angie Ham

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:  Angie Ham…

Humanizing Work Event

This past week, I participated in the Agile For All Humanizing Work Advanced Learning event.  Essentially, this event is designed to help Agile For All alumni grow further along with their Agile mindset and skills.  Just as previous years, I found myself standing at the close of this…

Sharing Your Story

I met Todd Holden at a Scrum Gathering last year.  I happened to sit down at a table for lunch and as introductions proceeded, I realized I was sitting next to one of the leaders from Tennessee Department of Transportation.…

Agile Alliance Board of Directors

I’m extremely honored to be a candidate for the Agile Alliance Board of Directors. The recommended slate includes Becky Hartman, Heidi Musser and myself. This is my candidate statement: I have been active in the software development industry for over 20…

Reinventing Organizations

Reinventing Organizations, by Frederic Laloux, provides a comprehensive overview of how humans have organized in groups over the centuries.  My colleague, Peter Green, did an amazing post with a video summary. An alternative very short summary: Red: Street Gang (constant exercise…