We are going to continue our conversation around "Agility isn't just for software" this week with a bit of a mishmash of stories. The reason is that I want to protect the identity of the organization since they value privacy, so I changed the location and the type of organization to another group that I … Continue reading Agility isn’t just for software, Part 2: Non-Profit Outreach
The Desperate Need for Change Leadership
For years, the concept of change management has been relegated to high-paid consultants and consulting firms that use phrases like, "think outside the box" and "synergy." If you immediately think of a commercial from the 90's I applaud you - you are my people - but let's get back to the topic at hand. Change … Continue reading The Desperate Need for Change Leadership
Homegrown Agile: The Lawn
It's been a long time since a "Homegrown Agile" post! What I love about life is the constant reaffirmation of how agility is both applied in and learned from our environment and from nature. This past weekend was just one of those where I saw agility applied (or applied agility in values) to a simple … Continue reading Homegrown Agile: The Lawn
Slightly Anecdotal Feedback on the State of Agile Transformation and Agile Coaches
I've been extremely humbled to be involved in what can only be called a "transformation of a way of doing work" a.k.a. agility for close to two decades. In that time, the corporate "we" have watched as concepts such as kanban and Scrum have taken root and values such as collaboration between customers and people … Continue reading Slightly Anecdotal Feedback on the State of Agile Transformation and Agile Coaches
Do you approach work like you do your life?
I don't know about all of you, but I don't "live" in work. Is it an important part of who I am? Absolutely! Does it garner a commitment and focus and a high level of investment? Beyond a shadow of a doubt. But, when you bring life to work and use experiences, growth, and interactions … Continue reading Do you approach work like you do your life?