A different take on Retrospectives

One of my favorite things is sharing life experiences with other people in the off chance that what I have gone through can help others. And not just gone through, but seemingly come out the other side with some sort of win! Recently, I had the opportunity to share about retrospectives (a tool used to … Continue reading A different take on Retrospectives

No Longer a Project Manager

Oftentimes, I am asked, "what do we do with project managers as we adopt agility?" Being a self-proclaimed "recovering project manager" I am sensitive to the people who we are impacting, however, I am also extremely dogmatic on improving the business/IT relationship. Below is a brief infographic I threw together for some folks last year … Continue reading No Longer a Project Manager

Homegrown Agile: The Kitchen is done!

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...

Homegrown Agile: The College Transfer and Focusing on the Wrong Metrics Wrongly

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