Balancing Outputs and Outcomes in Consulting

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.

Homegrown Agile: The College Transfer and Focusing on the Wrong Metrics Wrongly

Word of warning: this blog post is half "Homegrown Agile" post about experiences that highlighted agility in my family and half a 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 … Continue reading Homegrown Agile: The College Transfer and Focusing on the Wrong Metrics Wrongly

Agile Lessons from a Southern Cafe

Meet "Jerry's" Since starting down the agile road 11 years ago (twas a two-track back then compared to the I-75/I-85-esque super interstate it is now), I have found that I can learn from or find coaching examples from some of the most unexpected and interesting places.  It is these constant reminders of the journey, the culture, … Continue reading Agile Lessons from a Southern Cafe