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 "Agile Dad" post about experiences that highlighted agility in my family and half 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 her … Continue reading Agile Dad: The College Transfer and Focusing on the Wrong Metrics Wrongly
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. There is a show on Amazon Prime called "All or Nothing: Michigan Wolverines." The show centers around the lives of Jim Harbaugh (Head Coach), a group of the players, … Continue reading Thought of the Day – Wanted: Better Feedback
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.
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.