So Agile It Hurts Sometimes

Sharing my Agile successes, failures, and pains--in all their forms

Adding Artificial Intelligence to our Agile Coaching toolset

Hear me out, I think Artificial Intelligence Ethics should be added to the Agile Coaching Growth wheel. Using AI is a toolset in its own right, and I propose that it’s a solid tool the output of which any good Coach and facilitator could draw tremendous value. Warning, this is a bit of a rambling […]

Back from the Outside: Agile in a COVID world

I took a long break there, not just from this blog but from being fully immersed in Agile teams and organizations. Life threw some curveballs that I couldn’t hit, and distractions began to pile up. In many ways though, time away gave me a fresh perspective. Being on the outside of the struggles of Agile […]

An Agile Coaching Certification Journey

Pretty regularly, I mention to people that I have this blog,  “So Agile it Hurts Sometimes,” but I have to admit that I have been a negligent blogger. An absentee landlord of this page. A loser.  You know the part of the title “it hurts sometimes?” Neglecting this blog has been one of those times. […]

7 Things in My Agile Rear-view Mirror for 2018

Yeah, the title is a little “Click-baity,” but, dammit, I learned 7 things, and I want to share them. More importantly, I feel like I should be able to tell my readers that there are 7 things they are about to read. So, yeah, here I am at the end of one heck-of-a year with […]

Estimating for Better Understanding.

Over a year ago, my wife and I hired a company to convert our garage into a family room–estimated to be a 4 month project at most. That was 3-4 months faster than I estimated that I could do it myself.   A full year and a month later, the family room project is unfinished, […]

Agile For Personal Improvement Experiment: Weeks 6,7, and 8

You know the scene in the sci-fi horror film where we recoil at the sight of the abandoned lab? Bottles filled with mutated embryos suspended in formaldehyde, fluid dripping from the ceiling, and steel cages ripped open from the inside let us know that whatever was supposed to have gone down in here. . . […]

Agile For Personal Improvement Experiment: Week 5

This last week’s iteration of self improvement was an utter meltdown. Not only did I not accomplish what I set out to do, I went BACKWARDS in using Agile.  Each day went by, and I looked at my kanban board and said “Man, I really need to get back to that!” I made up excuses, […]

Agile For Personal Improvement Experiment: Week 4

I’m excited to say that last week’s iteration went much better than the two previous. Like Dr. Arroway’s discovery, I’m finding things that I have been telling Agile teams for years are coming back to me in this little experiment. Despite Hurricane Florence killing our power for 27 hours on Saturday, I completed both of […]

Agile For Personal Improvement Experiment: Week 3

Well that didn’t go as planned at all. Being out of town/out of the country is not conducive to staying focused on self improvement. What worked well is continuing to ensure my new workout regimen was feasible. It was not new work.  It was simply refining the model I had built.  Neither living in someone […]

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