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
Winston Churchill once said, "To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often." The issue is that change is hard, is uncomfortable, and can be deadly! Just ask our sea turtle friends upon hatching! There is a place, ironically, called "Fat Man's Pass" where one must squeeze through a single, extremely tight … Continue reading Change is Hard