Taking Full Advantage of Lean-Agility

What does Atlanta traffic, deplaning, and and agility have in common? Wait, there is no punchline - they all are examples of false optimization or not optimizing the system as a whole. I can tell you are bought in on this amazing stinger! But quite seriously why, in the agile community, do I still hear … Continue reading Taking Full Advantage of Lean-Agility

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

Thought of the Day – Wanted: Better Feedback

Last week I started watching a show that combines a few of my favorite things: Michigan Wolverine Football, good leadership, and a resounding analogy for agility. ┬áThere is a show on Amazon Prime called "All or Nothing: Michigan Wolverines." ┬áThe show centers around the lives of Jim Harbaugh (Head Coach), a group of the players, … Continue reading Thought of the Day – Wanted: Better Feedback

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