Well hello! Welcome to my little page here. You might want to know what you are in for here. Well, I am a guy living in a small rural town in West Georgia with a beautiful, intelligent, and extremely thoughtful wife and three wonderful, smart children. Most of my day is spent leading agile coaches where I work to provide tools, ideas, and the like to the people who do amazing work. They, in turn, work with a wide variety of folks in helping them be Agile and helping them down a road of increased community, trust, and improvement. Sometimes I get into the trenches, realizing that I have so much more to learn, but hey - life is an experiment and a journey.
Oftentimes, I am asked, "what do we do with project managers as we adopt agility?" Being a self-proclaimed "recovering project manager" I am sensitive to the people who we are impacting, however, I am also extremely dogmatic on improving the business/IT relationship. Below is a brief infographic I threw together for some folks last year … Continue reading No Longer a Project Manager
In my last blog, I set the introduction around what drove us in our kitchen remodel; the agile concepts that I not only coach on but that we also live at home. You see, we are human and have the same constraints as most of you do - we have a mortgage, kids in college, kids in activities in school, and just life. All of this means we can't simply, "approve a project" and go, but rather we need to take an iterative approach that considers a variable scope...
Word of warning: this blog post is half "Agile Dad" post about experiences that highlighted agility in my family and half complaint session about yet another broken system. Introducing M I haven't introduced my oldest daughter that we shall affectionately call "M." For some reason this brings back memories of Madame Judy Dench in her … Continue reading Agile Dad: The College Transfer and Focusing on the Wrong Metrics Wrongly
Last week I started watching a show that combines a few of my favorite things: Michigan Wolverine Football, good leadership, and a resounding analogy for agility. There is a show on Amazon Prime called "All or Nothing: Michigan Wolverines." The show centers around the lives of Jim Harbaugh (Head Coach), a group of the players, … Continue reading Thought of the Day – Wanted: Better Feedback
If organizations want or need to do this for their employees and believe that it is a worthy investment, awesome! I just think there is a need to return to the idea that employer and employee are two partners which exchange services for compensation. If there is to be a powerful partnership, then all themes to retain this partnership must be bilateral.