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.
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
Movements are finicky. There is always a balance of retaining the original fire that drove the change but also looking forward to see the greatness that could be as the movement gains traction and fresh perspectives.
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