Agile

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…

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…

Scrum Gathering – San Diego 2017

I recently returned from the Global Scrum Gathering held in San Diego.  Short version: worth it! Long version with my personal high and low reflections: Agile For All peeps:  We added two new people to the team:  John Miller and…

WTF

Anyone that knows me personally, is well aware of my sailor talking abilities. WTF is a well-used favorite of mine. Recently, I was teaching in a class and my co-trainer mentioned learning that leaders should change”WTF” in the traditional sense to “Where’s…

Agile2017 Submission Process Personal Retro

As promised, I will continue to share my experience and thoughts as the conference chair for Agile2017.  This post is my personal retrospective on the Agile2017 submission process.  Note:  there is a program/track wide retro that will be conducted the Sunday…