Inspect & Adapt – Rinse and Repeat

Many aspects of an empirical process make it different than a defined process. The one difference that is critical to improved project success is the “inspect and adapt” element. Since my early days teaching and implementing total quality concepts I have often stressed the need to do a few things over and over and while they are easy often times I see them missed: 1. Try stuff out 2. See if it works and solves the problem it was intending to...

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We want to hire you to help us go Agile

There is a saying in the entertainment business  “The best day for a musician is when you get called for a gig, the worst day for a musician is when you get called for a gig!” I think that can apply to what many of us do. I have been paid to play Bass in a band I also ended up managing. I always had a great time playing but it was never my sole source of income, perhaps that is the difference.  Now back to my sole source of income, software...

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Are you doing what you love?

When you get up everyday to go to work, are you doing something you love? I’ve had a lot of people ask me lately about the gaps in my employment. I’m guessing some people think I had no choice when in fact, most were a result of specific and intentional choice. I have always enjoyed this quote: “If you do what you love, you’ll never work a day in your life” Marc Anthony. Since 2008 after a very wise mentor,...

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Resistance to change – and how to help people through it

With a group of people highly vested in identifying the problem(s) you’ve collectively identified what the problem is with some sharp facilitation skills and key problem solving tricks. You’ve identified data that supports your theory of what the problem is now solving it should be easy right? Simply execute the solution into the workplace and WHAM! Problem solved… but wait…. It wasn’t quite that simple was it? What did you forget? Ahhhh.....

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