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.
Saying that my relationship with my Dad has been stressed over the past few years would be an understatement. We both have our viewpoints on key items that impact the way we live our lives. That being said, my dad is the single most influential person from my life. He is a man that is deserving of respect and honor and a ton of love, so on this day, this "Agile Dad" is going to share a couple key points/stories about the man who made me who I am today.
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