What is Agile?

I have found myself, more often lately, being asked “What is Agile?” I have answered this question a number of times and a number of different ways trying to find the short answer. I have recently come to find myself pulling from people like Woody Zuill, Fred Zuill, Kevin Meadows and Dave Thomas. My currentContinue reading “What is Agile?”

Systems Produce As Designed! Part Deux

I’ve had a few people reach out for conversation from an older post Systems Produce As Designed and this is the follow up post that was requested. Before we start, thank you to you all who did reach out to discuss as it was really fun conversation! Pulling on the thread from the Systems ProduceContinue reading “Systems Produce As Designed! Part Deux”

Backlog Dysfunction

This is a very old and tired topic that seems to persist. I wish people could be past the idea of treating backlogs as ‘must do’ lists. A backlog to me is a place where ideas, risks, and assumptions go. They are things that we want to learn from. It is comprised of problems toContinue reading “Backlog Dysfunction”

Agile Industrial Complex

Has the agile industrial complex done so much damage that nearly every opportunity involves working within a set rigid framework unable to move beyond the dysfunction that comes with such an existence? Scrum != agile, SAFe != agile, Autoscrum != agile, using a Kanban Board != agile. If your goal is to be good orContinue reading “Agile Industrial Complex”

Desire is Suffering (Very Short Post)

Every human entity has desire. Desire to workout, desire to travel to new places, desire to explore new things, desire to be famous or infamous, desire to find love, desire to have a family and a happy home. Desire to create something that changes the world. Yes, this is going to be a post aboutContinue reading “Desire is Suffering (Very Short Post)”