Technical Debt: What it is and why you should care

I was recently invited to write an article for Software Development Times (SD Times). I chose to write about technical debt. My personal experience is that technical debt is rarely understood, especially by our business partners, and is a symptom … Read More →


Deming, Agile and SAFe

This week was a big week in my quest for lifelong learning – one in which the learning should prove beneficial to my furtherance of agile values and principles; a week that I think I will think of a the … Read More →

How I Know You Are Flailing at Agile

As a consultant I try my best to keep abreast of industry trends in technology and software development. Often one of the best ways to observe trends is to check out job boards to see what positions are being posted. … Read More →

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Managers from Hell and Agile Transformation

“Here’s something they’ll probably never teach you in business school: The single biggest decision you make in your job — bigger than all of the rest — is who you name manager. When you name the wrong person manager, nothing … Read More →

Too Many Bright Shiny Objects (BSOs)

  As an Agile Coach who has worked at his fair share of large companies, I spend a lot of time researching what can go wrong with an Agile transition. One of the things that I don’t recall being mentioned … Read More →

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How Would You Rate Your Organization?

While browsing the 2014 State of DevOps Report, the authors referred to a study by a Professor Westrum of Eastern Michigan University called A Typology of Organizational Cultures. In this article, Westrum studied the flow of safety information within hospitals, how that … Read More →