Agile

LeSS Training Reflections

I took the 3 day LeSS class with Bas Vodde.  As I had read their latest book, my motivations for taking the course were to learn more of the “stories/reasons behind the practices/rules” and LeSS class reflections from one of…

Keynote Ideas

I was extremely honored to be asked to keynote Agile Midwest in October.  First and somewhat unrelated to this post…but deserves to be called out: Their approach for the week is pretty ideal. During Agile Week in St. Louis you can…

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…

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…

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…

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…