[Sorry that my crazy week last week meant two late posts on my blog – including this one – but here at last is my “Friday” post on Agile. I fear the week to come will be equally busy but I have lots on my mind that I hope to share so I will get… Continue reading Setting Goals
How can you change the set of behaviors and habits that a couple, a family, or an organization has developed over time? How do you shift the mindset that thinks, “This is who we are and what we do,” when sticking with the old way of thinking won’t produce the new results you want? I’m… Continue reading How do you change a culture?
I want to change the world. There, I said it. I don’t just want a comfortable life (though I sure wouldn’t mind if that happens too) or a fun job (also nice but not my highest goal). I want to make a difference, to leave things better than I found them, to be part of… Continue reading A Little Secret
The issue of how organizations benefit from embracing diversity and inclusion has come up in multiple ways this past week, including in an interesting article from a back issue of Scientific American that you can find here: http://bit.ly/1qLZR2E We talked about this issue in my company today as we discussed goals and objectives for 2015. This… Continue reading Diversity and Leadership
Although I have talked about this topic before, I cannot write a series of blog posts about Agile planning without acknowledging one of the fundamental realities of software development that Agile so rightly embraces: sometimes your plans need to change. No matter how much time and effort you invest upfront trying to figure out requirements… Continue reading Incorporating new feedback
I will blog more about this soon but had to put it up as soon as I saw it. This is about Agile development at Spotify. I’ve got a link here to part 1 (of 2) but once you see the first part it gives you a link to the second. Maybe you’ve seen this… Continue reading An awesome and inspiring model
Way back in January I posted a plan to write about Agile planning (see the entry here: http://wp.me/p2BePD-3x). It was supposed to be a ten-part series that I hoped to complete in 3-4 months. The basic outline I wanted to cover in this set of posts was as follows: What’s so hard about Agile planning? The planning onion… Continue reading Regrouping on Agile planning