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.

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

Leadership is the Key – Agile 2017 Day 1

It's Agile2017 time again!  Woohoo!.  Everyone from developers and scrum masters and lowly vendors to the "stalwarts" of the agile movement is here.  Over the next week, we will listen to speakers talking about principles, application of agility, tools, systems, and even the new shiny stuff that is all around.  But it tells me something about where we are headed as a "philosophy" when the first keynote speaker, David Marquet, doesn't speak of principles, tools, processes, or practices, but instead speaks of "leadership."