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Course Corrections

The very agile Moriah suggested the idea for this podcast. It started out as “test your hypothesis” and evolved into the idea of making those small, agile course corrections necessary to get you where you want to go as quickly and painlessly as possible. In this episode we take another pass at a definition of agile that applies to both […]

Feedback Fear

Why do we fear feedback? Why fear it if it can help us? The answer is that many people don’t distinguish between feedback and criticism. Even if we add the qualifier “constructive,” criticism just makes us cringe. The thing is, they aren’t the same thing. Psychology Today lays out some helpful ways to tell the difference. According to Steven Stosny […]

Are We There Yet?

Are we there yet? You may instantly think of road trips where a child version of yourself or your own kids are asking this question over and over. However, this blog is not about road trips. Instead, we will be talking about focusing on the journey rather than the destination. Goals are great… but please do not become obsessed We […]

The Winding Road of Change

“The shortest path between two points is a straight line” has been said so many times that it borders on cliché. It’s a true statement, but that doesn’t necessarily make it the best approach when it comes to change. How many times have you tried to change something where you were able to get there by a straight path? In […]

Always Use Pencil

Have you ever made a plan and something happened that changed the course of things in your life? Well if your answer is no, you probably aren’t a human. 🙂 In this blog post I will be outlining the importance of creating plans while accepting change. It is the natural law of life for things to change, adapt, and evolve. […]

The Very Agile Moriah!

I am very excited to introduce Moriah to our Agile4Life community. Moriah and I met collaborating on the Agile transformation at H&R Block. I was leaning into Agile while leading the DevOps transformation which relies on many Agile principles. Moriah is as passionate about Agile as anyone I’ve ever met. She had a day job as the ScrumMaster for a […]

Attitude Determines Outcomes

Over the years I’ve had the opportunity to lead several large-scale organizational changes. It’s hard. Let’s be honest. With the exception of a few change-oriented people that most of us don’t understand, we tend to be inclined toward inertia not progress. If you’re old enough, you might remember the Stuart Smalley SNL skits “Daily Affirmations.” Smalley would go on and […]

An Iterative Approach to Life

If you read the about section on the blog then you already know that I am a geek at heart. I’ve spent more than 20 years in the software development space which is on a perpetual quest to get more efficient at pushing new products and features out the door. When I first got started large projects involved a tremendous […]