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?"
“I feel like I’m too busy writing history to read it.” – Kanye West. Besides the fact that this is an amazing quote, the line perfectly describes what the last month of my life has been like. My workload in the office can simply be described as “over-extended”. Bottle Rocket was extremely busy in the […]Read more "How I Made My Hardest Month Of Work Easier"
In my post regarding the incredible value of the retrospective in the Agile/Scrum methodology, the point was raised of how this can really be possible. Many a manager and scrum master has told me of how haphazard and disjointed the communication surrounding process improvement can be. If I’m being completely transparent, I have many sprints […]Read more "Blog Post: Insert a Kata Into Your Retrospective"
Many companies, including my own, develop their own culture by taking a little of this and that to form together what works for them. Giving employees the opportunity to survey and contribute what they feel works can be incredibly empowering. When leadership acts on those suggestions, there is even more pep in all our steps. […]Read more "Blog Post: Respect The ‘Inspect’ Part Of Agile"
Unfortunately, we can’t develop products in a vacuum where we can just tell the customer stuff will, “get there when it gets there.” We actually have to communicate what we are working on. My boss needs to know it for proper marketing and forecasting. The customer needs to know it so they can be reassured […]Read more "Blog Post: Running A Self-Retrospective"
For my Agile brothers and sisters (and my family), this story should make your day. On my Twitter profile, I state that I am “Scrumming” my way through life. This is a perfect example. A sprint retrospective – for the uninitiated – is a recap of the good and bad of the most recently completed […]Read more "Blog: Cutest Sprint Retrospective Ever"