Thoughts on Agile 2011 – Culture Matters

This year was my first visit to Agile 2011 and I came home with a suitcase full of learning to go along with the suitcase full of vendor handouts. I think the conference organizers did a fantastic job. The location and facility was great and accommodated many hallway...

Are We Forgetting About Succeeding?

I had a great conversation with a colleague the other day about how “agile ain’t what it used to be” (fodder for another post)  and recently it seems like I spend a great deal of time either replying to people or having conversations about the proper...

What Makes a Successful Agile Coach?

People often ask me “how does Agile tell you to do <this and that>” and having recently presented the fundamentals of Agile to a large mix of people, the textbook answer is “well, it depends”.   Folks who have little to no experience with...