When I was wrapping up my high school career, The Paper changed my life. I had a few ideas about what I wanted from a career at that point, but nothing really was jumping out at me. It’s cliche to say, but seeing how those newspaper men and women did their job made me want […]Read more "Is Your Team’s Energy In Need Of A Jolt?"
Life has a way of obstructing progress, at times. It’s not a nefarious scheme nature has against us individually. There are just times that things get in the way of us moving forward. The fourth quarter last year was rough on me — personally and professionally. Everything pulled me in uncomfortable directions. The process hurt, […]Read more "When You Don’t Know What To Say"
Discernment, noun: The ability to judge well. With it’s roots in 13th Century Latin, then a hundred years later in French, the word discern means to separate something. As the word has evolved, the concept of doing it correctly has been added. Think of your pasta noodles when they have finished cooking. Discerning your noodles means […]Read more "Discernment Is About Maintaining Your Strainer"
The past three years has been an amazing ride in this space, because of the relationships this blog has allowed me to have. When I first started (thanks to Seth), I just wanted to start a conversation around how mobile technology and Agile seemed to be intertwined. Turns out, there has been plenty to talk […]Read more "And Now, For A Different Kind Of Blog Post"
There are a few things the Agile community can set it’s clock by every year. Everyone who can will gather in one place for the Agile Alliance’s yearly conference. The Global Scrum Gathering always manages to get everyone together with a little more focus. Both are on my bucket list, and hopefully I can make it […]Read more "Here’s What The State Of Agile Tells Us"
“It takes many good deeds to build a good reputation, and only one bad one to lose it.” – Benjamin Franklin What does my production, my work output, and the opinions of my peers say about me? My dad told me long ago that all you have is your name, so there is an argument to […]Read more "What Do Your Numbers Say About You?"
“If you look at history, innovation doesn’t come just from giving people incentives; it comes from creating environments where their ideas can connect.” – Steven Johnson If you see a missed call on your phone today, most likely it means you weren’t available when someone called. In India, however, a missed call might mean something […]Read more "Seeking Opportunities In Adversity Can Create Hungry, Agile Teams"
“Nothing wilts faster than laurels that have been rested upon.” – Percy Bysshe Shelley We are running invisible races every day. The pressure to be bigger, better, and faster has organizations scrambling to motivate their people. Money, perks, benefits, and a slew of other intangibles are brandished on company websites trying to attract talent. Once aboard, […]Read more "What This Year’s Company Hackathon Taught Me"
I can be a bit of a lone wolf at times. Not that I hate people in general, but my ego tends to get in the way of me interaction with others on occasion. I can figure out the solution to everyone’s problem if you just leave me alone and let me work. It’s the […]Read more "Three Traits Of A Creative and Innovative Team"
Everyone knows the first two kings in Israel’s history. The reason we remember them because they were at the center of a story involving Goliath. We practically can’t forget them, because that story is trotted out every March during a basketball tournament. Saul and David we know, but can you think of Israel’s third king? […]Read more "A King Who Didn’t Own His People’s Ideas"