Welcome!

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.

Interview with an Agile Coach during COVID around Products

https://youtu.be/hUx6iVdcm-I Q: We talk a lot about product innovation, but why now during this crisis? A: There is an adage - you are either growing or dying. Organizations that are stagnant right now or going into “survival mode” may not make it. They may slightly come back but will be behind the innovation curve. Other … Continue reading Interview with an Agile Coach during COVID around Products

Interview with an Agile Coach during COVID around Leaders

https://youtu.be/CCjWTW7p9Rs Following up on the teams conversation, leadership is changing as well. From middle managers to others in organizations. Q: How do you think the role of manager and leader has changed? A: Definitely more of counselor and mentor coming to the surface rather than a task assigner.We have relegated middle management to a place … Continue reading Interview with an Agile Coach during COVID around Leaders

Interview with an Agile Coach during COVID around Teams

https://youtu.be/bP15XU-8AxU Hey folks! Above is just a quick snippet video that we threw together last week. Maybe it helps someone? Q: We all know the challenges of remote workforce, but what are the top 3 challenges that have surfaced during this most recent pandemic? A. Lack of Trust brought on by limited transparency pre-COVIDCoordination challenges … Continue reading Interview with an Agile Coach during COVID around Teams

Homegrown Agile: E and the Schooling from Home Scenario

It's day 9 of "schooling from home." Yes, that is what they are calling it. My oldest is sort of in heaven - M is reading books, doing university work remotely, meeting with counselors from the safety, comfort, and security of her suite. L is recuperating from a spill on her skateboard (she is going through a skater girl phase, which yes I approve of!) and taking care of business. But E. The brilliant, scientific, inventive, witty, thoughtful 16 year-old soon-to-be man is struggling with this responsibility; with being self-managed and self-organized.