Agile

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…

Speaking at Conferences

Frequently, I’ve been getting requests about how to start speaking at conferences.  Aside from the information within a submission, specifically for Agile2017, there are some general tips that I recommend: Topics: This is probably the trickiest part of starting…what are you…

Agile2017 Open for Submissions

The official opening was a few weeks ago but I know how the holidays can be. So I purposely timed this post for when you are returning to the workplace. Agile2017 is now open for submissions! As with each year…

Powerful Questions

Within Agile communities, leaders have been informed that they should be asking powerful questions. From Co-Active (CTI): Powerful questions are provocative queries that put a halt to evasion and confusion. By asking the powerful question, the coach invites the client to…