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Limiting WIP: People, Organizations and Scrum

(It’s been a long time since I have posted. I’m back at it now!) I have seen a common thread all through my career.  A problem experienced seemingly everywhere, at all levels, including with myself.  This problem causes all sorts of dysfunctions and symtoms, from frustration and poor quality to wasted effort and missed deadlines. […]

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Agile Events, Local and Costa Rica!

It has literally been months since my last post. I be predictable and say that I’ve been busy. While true, that is not the interesting part. I’m going to be even more busy in the next months! Let’s start with today and look forward. Startup Weekend Chandler Starting yesterday evening and going on today through […]

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Agile at Desert Code Camp April 2nd

It’s time again for the spring Desert Code Camp in the Phoenix area.  The no-cost event will be on Saturday, April 2nd.  Free breakfast and lunch and over 100 sessions(PDF) about programming, development and business.  Especially if you are interested in Agile and Scrum, you should be there to learn more and make contacts! Scrum […]

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Creative Sparks For All!

I have posted before about my involvement with Ignite Phoenix.  This powerful community and wonderful team of volunteer organizers helps keeps me energized.  Last February 11th I gave the introduction presentation to kick off Ignite Phoenix #9: Creative Sparks They are everywhere!  Right now, near you, is another person.  That person cares about something, cares […]

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Phoenix Comes To Agile

I was invited last week to keynote a free Agile conference in downtown Phoenix.  Rally Software, AccuRev and Urban Code sponsored a half-day event called “Agile Comes To You.”  Obviously the purpose for them was to sell their products, which is good thing.  Previous experience at events put on by Rally assured me it would […]

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Agility Requires Clear Communication

The topic of communication has become a bit of an irritant lately.  Certainly I’m not the best communicator in the world, so I work at it.  I’m starting to wonder if many others have forgotten this key to productivity and enjoyment.  I have many thoughts on this subject.  Today I’ll address communication as an enterprise […]

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Mentors and Mentoring at Gangplank

I recently learned yet another something through Gangplank.  January is National Mentoring Month.  That gave me pause to think about what mentors have meant to me. My Mentors Don Dayley, my father – Taught me all the foundational things in life, including how to mow the lawn when I did not want to, sometimes through […]

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Guest Post For Gangplank

I was invited by Katie Charland, Director of Operations at Gangplank HQ, to write a guest post on their blog.  The post was published this morning (January 5th, 2011). Gangplank is a place and movement that redirects us to see the people. Where we see the value of tapping the full human, not just functional […]

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Presenting: The Dayley Agile, LLC Logo

I have been working with Stephanie at Bold Avenue to create a logo for my consulting entity, Dayley Agile, LLC.  I am very pleased with the result.  What do you think? Partner Found Months ago I knew I should get a logo.  I considered a self-made design or some other option.  My marketing and designer […]

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AGL-101 at Gangplank in December, 2010

It’s December.  Time for gifts and good feelings.  Time for another free class! As I did in September, I’ll be teaching the four-hour workshop “AGL-101 ntroduction to Agile and SCRUM” on Saturday, December 18th.  This is a no cost workshop where we will explore the basics of the Agile Manifesto and the Scrum Agile Framework. The class […]

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