Career Paths

Four Years with Agile For All

Thanks to LinkedIn, I realized that I’ve been with Agile For All for four years now. Talk about the feeling of time flying and being surprised that four years have gone by already. This prompted me to take a little…

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…

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…

CST Results

I mentioned that I was attempting to attain being a Certified Scrum Trainer earlier in the year.  Today was my interview day and I…wait for it…PASSED! As much as I didn’t find the documentation process endearing, I found this stage…

My first full CSM class

I’ve been delivering parts of a Certified Scrummaster (CSM) course (co-training with others).  Recently, I was able to deliver the entire course from the first time (with a co-trainer, Michele Sliger coach/mentor there for support and feedback). The experience was extremely valuable;…

CST Application

Since I’m a transparent person, I’ll share my experience thus far with intending to apply to become a Certified Scrum Trainer.  This process is quite intense. I both appreciate this and am starting to abhor it all at the same…

Traveling Pet Peeves

Ok, I should be work and leadership focused with my pet peeves but maybe if I get this out…I won’t be so annoyed on my next trip! So this round of pet peeves is centered on airport travelers. Airline boarding approaches:…

Bad Interview Experiences

Sometimes, I consider writing a little book about the bad (ok, I’ll say it dumb) interview experiences I’ve endured. So enjoy while you picture my struggle to not react… What’s your biggest fear if offered this position? Having to work.…