Agile 2014 Conference Submissions

I have been attending the Agile Alliance conference for a number of years now.  A few years ago, I wanted to start helping with the conference.  My reasons were: Wanting to give back to a conference that I’ve learned quite…

Mgt or Tech

So awhile back, I referenced I had some feelings regarding choosing management or technical.  With the holidays and move to Denver behind me, I can sit down and try to explain my angst on this subject. In development, there often…

Authentic Evolving

So I have had to grow quite a bit as a leader.  I’m a type A individual.  I might actually be borderline OCD.  I’m left brain to the max.  So I’ve had to learn how my personality impacts others.  I’ve…

Can I do anything for you?

Several years ago, every day before I left the office, I would walk around and ask each of my direct reports, “Can I do anything for you before I leave?” During this time, I was still holding out on having…

Act of Courage

One of the hardest things for a leader is having the courage to be different and take a stand.  Personally, I was always a very courageous employee.  Then I became a manager.  Suddenly, my courage level seemed insufficient.   I…

Powerful Questions

There is a ton of material out there regarding powerful (effective) questions specifically in the Agile community derived from the Coaching community. Essentially, leaders should ask powerful questions to help teams/individuals find the solution for themselves instead of just answering…