I’m not sure who said this first since I’ve heard or read it in multiple places over the years, but one of the simplest definitions of leadership I have heard is stated this way by leadership writer John Maxwell: “Leadership is influence.” As I take time in 2015 to blog regularly about leadership I wanted… Continue reading Influence
My company has been using an Agile approach to software development for over 8 years. We use a Scrum approach on our development teams. But here’s the thing: we don’t do everything that Agile Scrum is supposed to involve according to the experts. We’ve adapted the approach to fit our culture; specifically we have decided… Continue reading Are we missing something?
In my past two blog posts I have mentioned the Agile Manifesto and my intention to share some reflections on this important statement of the values behind an Agile development methodology. As I hone my plans for the next mini-arc of blog posts I want to write – about ‘a scrum in the life’ of… Continue reading Reflections on the Agile Manifesto
Just because I live and work in the world of software development doesn’t mean that everyone knows all of the words I use in these posts. So here at the beginning I wanted to give a brief definition of what I mean by some of the words I use. I’ll try to define other terms… Continue reading Defining some terms