must say that I started this "final post in the series" about three weeks ago, just before I flew up to Minneapolis to do training. At the time I started this blog post it was more about how we grow and strengthen the communities, whether the national and international agile communities or our local agile communities; how we focus on creating "matrix's" of agile professional and organizational incubation and areas where professionals can share and grow. However, all of that went out the window...
Yesterday I was facilitating a Business Agility Meetup in which I brought in some different viewpoints from a typically "non-agile" vertical - construction. As I introduced this talk I used the adage that many of us who have spent the majority of our time in the digital/IT space use when we are talking to folks … Continue reading Reimagining Agility
Should we strike the word project from our agile vocabulary?
I should really start calling these "thought of the month." Anyway, perseverance sucks. In its definition even, perseverance is stated as "steadfastness in doing something despite difficulty or delay in achieving success." Why would someone even speak of difficulty or delay? Because of the last two words in the definition - achieving success. Here is … Continue reading You Know What Else Sucks? Perseverance. . .
How easy is it to transition? Can you wrap a new way of working in an old wrapper? Over the past 21 years of my career in IT, I have seen tremendous change. My first computer was a 386SX 20mHz with 4mb RAM and a 40mb Hard Drive. I am sure many of you who have … Continue reading Transition Sucks