Leadership is the Key – Agile 2017 Day 1

It's Agile2017 time again!  Woohoo!.  Everyone from developers and scrum masters and lowly vendors to the "stalwarts" of the agile movement is here.  Over the next week, we will listen to speakers talking about principles, application of agility, tools, systems, and even the new shiny stuff that is all around.  But it tells me something about where we are headed as a "philosophy" when the first keynote speaker, David Marquet, doesn't speak of principles, tools, processes, or practices, but instead speaks of "leadership."

Agile2016: Working Software over Comprehensive Documentation

Technically, Agile2016 is not software, BUT, Agile2016 is about product delivery.  It is a product of hard work of countless volunteers, track and submission reviewers, sponsors, companies, and the people who attend.  And while I know that there was probably copious amounts of documentation and communication in paper form, the end game is not and … Continue reading Agile2016: Working Software over Comprehensive Documentation

Kings and Priests and Representative Republics

Today I heard a young lady call into a talk show and state that our government leaders are the result of divine providence.  While this sounds absolutely fine and great, there are some problems.  One of these problems was outlined as the follow-up from the show host that, using her thinking, God "put" President Obama … Continue reading Kings and Priests and Representative Republics