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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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Teams Over Projects

A team I have been working with recently had a crisis.  The customer of their project had put everything on hold.  In other words, the project was cancelled.  The company had plenty of other work to be done so they were not worried about losing their jobs.  The biggest worry for the team was breaking […]

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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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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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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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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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What I Did At Camp

Desert Code Camp, that is. Last Saturday, May 15th, was the seventh incarnation of Desert Code Camp.  As I briefly announced before, Code Camp is a day of volunteer presenters and attendees bent on learning from each other.  I throughly enjoy these events. Deeper Into Scrum My first session was “Going Deeper Into Scrum, An Agile […]

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