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
My first thoughts about Agile practices were not those of increasing productivity (even though they can), improving product speed to market (which they do), or even breaking down the walls between traditional "business" and "IT" (which happens, all the time). Rather, I kept seeing a cultural and environmental shift in the ways people interacted - from the client relationships to the leadership relationships. I saw how, at the core, we empowered people to do what they do even better and deliver things of value in order to improve relationships and the subsequently the wealth of all parties involved.
This is a repost of a blog I wrote for MATRIX Resources. See more at: http://www.matrixres.com/resources/blogs/ Dear Coach Josh, Last month our CEO sent out a memo stating that our company was now an Agile company. I know what Agile is, but I don’t know what to do now because I am a manager. I have heard that Agile no longer uses managers and I have been reminded of this by some of my employees after attending a training session. Help! Signed, Scared in Scrum
Howdy again folks. Recently I joined Matrix Resources as an Agile Coach. I am ecstatic and a bit humbled to have been allowed to contribute to the blog. I hope you enjoy, "Is Dr. Seuss Your Product Owner?"
I work for a great company. No, seriously, I do. What makes it a great company? The people, the products, the impact on the market, innovation, etc. I also work for a terrible company. Again, seriously, I do. How can I say that I work for a terrible, yet great company. Because no company is perfect. … Continue reading Fixing the Culture Problem