Who am I?

My name is Chris Pipito. I am what they refer to as an Agile Coach. Although I am not sure I agree with the title. I am still searching for a better name for what I do, and the best I have come up with is Agile Guide, perhaps Troublemaker is better. So lets go with that for now.

I work with people, teams, and organizations that are striving to find better and more innovative ways of working. I believe the world of software and business are best served through a systems thinking mindset with safe environments for teams to operate autonomously. And by safe I don’t mean SAFe. Or any other scaled agile framework for that matter. I believe in bringing teams that build software and the people they build it for together to solve problems. I provide my services when needed and will blog from time to time on experiences I’ve had, am having, and how those people, teams, and organizations I work with experiment and learn.

Why do this?

  • Because it gives new readers context into who I am. What I believe. And how I can help.
  • Because it may help you in different areas you and your teams or organization may be struggling.
  • Because it hopefully will bring people back to the purpose of working in an agile way.
  • Because if I don’t do this my head might explode.
  • Because I think there is always room for more examples out there to help people trying to do stuff like this.
  • Because I think the AIC (Agile Industrial Complex) is actively destroying real agility even with the best intentions.

I want to thank anyone who takes the time to read through my ramblings and experiences and potentially benefit from it. I am also very open to anyone reading anything I have posted and sharing their thoughts and own experiences. Even if it proves my thoughts and approach to things to be flat out wrong. I love when that happens, since it most often times helps me better understand my own bias.

I was asked some time ago, depending on when you are reading this “What is Agile?” This is the best I can gather and it is not my own thoughts.

Agile != Frameworks, Estimates, Events or Metrics.

Agile = Kindness, Consideration, Respect & Continuous Steering.

Here we go…

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