Agile

Agile meet-ups

I’ve been an intermittent attendee for Agile meet-ups for quite some time.  I attended two versions in Michigan and I can’t even count the variations in the Denver area. Recently, I’ve been observing the interactions and asking myself questions regarding…

The value of conferences

Recently, a good percentage of my former team attended a local one day conference.  Here’s my viewpoint on why this can be such a great thing for your team. Learning for individuals: I don’t care what your mastery level is, there is…

What’s Next

I didn’t mean to leave a cliff-hanger from the last post. I honestly just thought it was best to separate the announcements to properly give focus to both. However, with the time spent responding to emails, I should have just combined…

Upcoming conference session

On June 11th, I was honored to be asked to share at the Agile Leadership Summit that follows the Agile Development, Better Software & DevOps Conference in Las Vegas. My topic is about what it takes to foster sustained agility outside of…

The Agile Community

I’ll start this post acknowledging that maybe I’m just naive and optimistic, but I seem to have a different perspective regarding the agile community.  I will also recognize that there are many aspects that I’m just not privy too:  conflicts,…

Agile 2015 Call for Submissions

Agile 2015 is now open for submissions!  This year, we are experimenting with the submission process based on previous years’ feedback.  Essentially, you now have an: Opportunity to iterate on a submission in the system before submitting for evaluation Opt-in opportunity…

SAFe SPC Training

So attending the SAFe SPC training was a long time coming.  I almost attended when I was with Santeon Group but schedules didn’t align.  When I started at Pearson, they were implementing a framework based on SAFe.  In addition, if…

Agile 2015 Program Team Meet-up

The Agile 2015 program team met this week in DC.  Phil Brock, Paul Hammond, Bob Sarni, Brian Button and myself met with the awesome crew from Elastic Communications & Events.  This was a two day event to target the following items…

Agile 2015 Track Chairs

I’ve been asked to be part of the Agile Alliance Program team for Agile 2015 Conference.  Since I’ve been transparent as a track chair in previous years, I want to provide a glimpse into this role as a program chair.…