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.
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.
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 "The 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 … Continue reading Homegrown Agile: The College Transfer and Focusing on the Wrong Metrics Wrongly
I will gladly say it - HGTV is from the devil. Yep, these shows (going all the way back to "This Old House") have given the average home owner the idea that they can achieve miracles in their homes.