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.

Systems Thinking and Pareto for COVID-19

This will maybe, hopefully, sort of be short. These thoughts are too long for a post, but fit this format ok. I've noticed a couple things about the response to the virus: Most folks are focused on a single component or segment of the virus' impact and,Most people are focused only on solutions that are … Continue reading Systems Thinking and Pareto for COVID-19

It’s Time for a Fundamental Restructuring of… Education (Part 1)

I know it isn't the main topic in the blogosphere right now and that it isn't getting hours of airplay on the 24/7 news channels. Heck, I don't even think it is the topic around the [now virtual] watercolor at all. But it should be. As our education system takes it agrarian-era imposed break and … Continue reading It’s Time for a Fundamental Restructuring of… Education (Part 1)

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