I can still remember the pit in my stomach when Steve Jobs tried to quiet the complaints of the newly launched iPhone 4 (the first I ever owned). The smartphone giant came out with a brand new design of the device, which included a new radio antenna. Instead of doing a mea culpa (which came […]Read more "Executives Don’t Think We Are ‘Doing Agile Right’"
Of the four agile manifesto principles, the one I find myself being drawn to over and over is valuing “individual and interactions over processes and tools”. As much as we try to pin what we do from 9-6 in a box, there’s only so much you can do without collaborating with co-workers. It also pushes […]Read more "Blog Post: Value Transparency Over Doubt"
Regardless of how much I knew the material I wanted to present, and the supreme amount of support I had in the room, there’s always something about presenting to a large group that can make you a bit nervous. It was my third or fourth time presenting the same topic, but this time it was […]Read more "Blog Post: When A Presentation Becomes More Than Just Slides"
The best part of coaching is getting to listen and interact with co-workers about what problems they face on a daily basis. You don’t need a title to have this enviable role, just the desire to care about others around you and help. I was afforded one such occasion recently when I noticed a frustrated […]Read more "Blog Post: Protecting a team sometimes means “from you”"