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.

A New Take on an Old Image – Why Employee’s Stay, Part 1

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.

Agile Dad: The Winter Storm and Emerging Technical Debt

Georgia in the United States is not known for "winter."  But every three or so years, the Atlanta area is thrown into a tizzy by what Buford Calloway calls, "Connecticut Confetti, Flakes of the Devil's Dandruff, New England Clam Powder" in other words, SNOW. If you don't know what I'm talking about here is the … Continue reading Agile Dad: The Winter Storm and Emerging Technical Debt

Scaling Agile: Don’t Fall for These Misconceptions

I had this originally posted at the MATRIX Resources Blog. I remember it well. It was about 11:40 am and we had been meeting with senior directors, vice presidents, and a number of influencers since 9:00 am the previous day. The conference room was strewn with the remainder of breakfast and a high number of … Continue reading Scaling Agile: Don’t Fall for These Misconceptions