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Evidence of Innovation and Creativity

Is it possible to find a company that does not say they are innovative?  Is there any manager or VP that does not want more creativity?  I’m sure such companies and people exist somewhere but I haven’t found one.  We all want to foster innovation and creativity. Innovation In The Team Agile teams that are […]

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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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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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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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Teamwork for real?

(I have much to say about the Certified ScrumMaster Workshop that just ended yesterday.  This topic is burning my thoughts for some time now so it comes first!) Everyone “Does” Teamwork Recently I have been participating in the interview process for a technical position.  The opening is on a customer engineering support team.  Another of […]

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The Gangplank Presentation – Wow!

Earlier this week I spoke at Gangplank.  It was an excellent experience, with some hard questions at the end! Slides This presentation is the first I have posted to SlideShare, an interesting experiment of itself.  Please have a look: Questions At the end of the presentation and after the presentation time, two smart people had […]

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