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Radical Thoughts

Last week I was fortunate to attend the Agile 2012 conference in Dallas, TX.  My experience there was very positive, with learning and great conversations. The biggest thrill for me was finally meeting in person many people whose work I admire.  (A full review of the event is a different post.) I did note something […]

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A Living Agile Product: The Hospital Patient

I recently had a sudden reason to do something I had not done since childhood. I went to the hospital as a patient. Surgery could not wait. I’m doing well now, moving on the road to full recovery. As I reflect back on the experience, I found things to learn about team work, skill boundaries […]

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Agile Predictions for 2012

My friends at Integrum Technologies have a regular podcast they call The ScrumCast.  Once in a while they invite me to hang on the microphones with them.  Last January we did an episode of Agile Predictions for 2011. Well, we just had to follow-up this year to see how right (or wrong) we were and […]

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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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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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AGL-101 at Gangplank in September, 2010

I’m excited to announce that I’ll be teaching a four-hour workshop “Introduction to Agile and SCRUM” on Saturday, September 18th. At this no cost event, we’ll participate in exercises and discussion about the Agile Manifesto and the Scrum framework of agile project work.  The class will be held at Gangplank HQ in downtown Chandler, Arizona. Gangplank […]

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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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Speaking at Gangplank on March 24th

Gangplank is a collaborative workspace in the Phoenix, Arizona valley that is changing the entrepreneurial landscape. The anchor companies support extra space for co-working and local association meetings at no charge.  Every Wednesday they host a “Brown Bag” presentation by someone in the community. Topics have ranged from urban dairy farms to the state of […]

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A Holistic View

A few weeks ago, lying in bed, waiting for my mind to turn off, my thoughts carried me to think about an Agile enterprise.  What would be important?  What would it look and feel like?  A diagram of concepts formed to define the general areas of focus for an Agile enterprise.  The next day I […]

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The Developer Ignite 2 Experience

Last night I presented at Developer Ignite 2.  What a great experience!  The friendly energy from the audience was powerfully supportive.  The organizers had everything smooth and rolling, with excellent after event food. The True Measure of Agile I’m passionate about Agile and the power it brings to the people who apply it as intended.  […]

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