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

Experimentation: Play with Fire, Get Burned, Repeat with Fireproof Gloves

I have this image in my head of a cartoon character mixing chemicals in different test tubes and beakers.  Around him (generic pronoun folks) is a lab of glass bendy tubes, Bunsen burners, and the like.  Chemistry "do nots" abound.  The character slowly pours some green liquid into some boiling pink liquid and KABOOM!  Another … Continue reading Experimentation: Play with Fire, Get Burned, Repeat with Fireproof Gloves

How A Set of Small Decisions Impact Culture

The following video applies to my "both worlds" scenario.  At the heart, this is about community, trust, and, most importantly, killing fear. Spotify Engineering Culture - part 1 from Spotify Training & Development on Vimeo. An attempt to describe our engineering culture. This is a journey in progress, not a journey completed. So the stuff … Continue reading How A Set of Small Decisions Impact Culture