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 "Homegrown Agile" post about experiences that highlighted agility in my family and half a 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.
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 Homegrown Agile: The Winter Storm and Emerging Technical Debt
As a Dad, there are never a loss of times that can be used to grow closer to, educate, enrich, empower, and even correct my kids. The art is knowing which of those – growing closer to, educating, enriching, empowering, correcting – is needed at which time. Sometimes, we use the situation or problem to … Continue reading Homegrown Agile: A Discussion with My Son on Team