One of my favorite quotes is "if you are the smartest person in the room, you are in the wrong room." Partially because it exemplifies how we should build teams with honor, but also because it just simply takes the pressure off of having to be something I will never be!
If you are like me, you have heard both sides of the consulting argument - "our clients need clear and direct outputs (plans, documents, deliverables) not just some mushy feel-good," or, "real consulting means helping clients transform and get their business to a better place, not just throwing documents at them." Well, guess what? Both are wrong.
I had a friend and colleague in Chicago reach out and ask me to join him and co-hosts on "Agile Chicago Style." Because I am in an interesting place where I am both client and provider (for agile coaches), we talk about the markets, the people, and the trends. Here is our conversation! And check … Continue reading Someone asked me to be on a Podcast!
Sometimes one just writes willy nilly and doesn't think of how blogs are perceived or if they are more random writings or a part of a cohesive story. Most of my stuff ends up being more on the random writings side, but so many of you reached out to say, "well, how did 'E' do?" … Continue reading Homegrown Agile: ‘E’-Learning Follow Up
This will maybe, hopefully, sort of be short. These thoughts are too long for a post, but fit this format ok. I've noticed a couple things about the response to the virus: Most folks are focused on a single component or segment of the virus' impact and,Most people are focused only on solutions that are … Continue reading Systems Thinking and Pareto for COVID-19