Agile Lessons from a Southern Cafe

Meet "Jerry's" Since starting down the agile road 11 years ago (twas a two-track back then compared to the I-75/I-85-esque super interstate it is now), I have found that I can learn from or find coaching examples from some of the most unexpected and interesting places.  It is these constant reminders of the journey, the culture, … Continue reading Agile Lessons from a Southern Cafe

And over here is QWERTY who will tell us what we have learned today!

Recently, I had the opportunity to speak at to seminars for MATRIX Resources in Atlanta (with a fellow coach) and in Chicago.  The focus was on dealing with some of the Agile "pain points" that our clients experience.  Here is a blog I just posted on our MATRIX Professional Services website regarding the follow up … Continue reading And over here is QWERTY who will tell us what we have learned today!

What does “finished” look like?

My family (the one I grew up with - Mom, Dad, brother) is absolutely amazing.  I am not being sarcastic!  I have watched them design and build multiple houses, create furniture, install hardscapes and water features, and even start successful businesses.  We all have an ability to do what needs to be done.  But, we … Continue reading What does “finished” look like?

I Think Therefore I Am and Other Terrible Anti-Agile Ideas

I was listening to a podcast this morning that was talking about the concept of original error, which is the idea of tracing a philosophical belief back to its origin.  The purpose, then, is to build the case against that thing that started all of the problems in the first place.  I will not bore … Continue reading I Think Therefore I Am and Other Terrible Anti-Agile Ideas

The [Agile] Doctor Will See You Now

I recently had to go to the doctor to deal with something that had been bugging me for close to a month.  Notice that I said "had to."  Like most other red-blooded American (probably global) male, I make not going to the Doctor sort of part of my core values.  Growing up in rural Middle America … Continue reading The [Agile] Doctor Will See You Now