I’ve been pouring through old posts for another purpose, and stumbled across a diary I wrote 8 years ago while working as an Agile Coach in a large organization. As I read through the posts, I realized that the experience I had at this organization shaped my... read more
Recently I was asked to write a guest post for a friend of mine, Luis Goncalves’s blog. While writing the post, I remembered that a number of years ago I did a presentation about business agility after bringing this topic up at a local agile coach camp. Business... read more
Taking an idea from The Feedback Wrap, this post was written on a beautiful Sunday night by the pool on the eve of Agile 2016, and after a skimming of “Why Business People Speak Like Idiots“. I’m in a mellow mood, but feeling a little annoyed with... read more
I worked at an organization years ago that was almost put under by a postal strike. Let’s say at the time, cash flow was a problem. The owner had to put in a substantial chunk of his own savings to make payroll, all because of a 3-ish week strike. Let’s... read more
Today marks the 8th month anniversary where I ran a workshop for a conference, that I am yet to be paid for. It’s also the 6th month anniversary of the last email I’ve received from the organizer where he promised to make it right. I’m a softie, I... read more
This year at Agile and Beyond was the first Agile event I attended since I presented with Declan Whelan at Agile 2015. I remember someone quite well known tweeting out something to the effect of: “Is this year’s #agile2015 the usual echo chamber?” Then this year at... read more
When do you try to scale Agile? Should you even try? Are there alternatives to scaling Agile? Every organization has many choices when it comes to answering these questions. Here’s our take, from a recent panel I participated in.
Will Agile Coaching become extinct someday? What does the future hold for the merging of Agile and Organizational Development.
The Agile Community likes to tell you that you, and your organization sucks. Stop listening to them. Odds are you and your organization are quite healthy and you’re doing great things.
The right-way and wrong-way to build an MVP image needs debunking. Cutesy diagrams might satisfy one of our cognitive biases, but they’re wrong and harmful. Here’s an alternative way to think about MVPs.