Month: December 2021

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Stop Forcing Agile on Everything
Contrary to popular belief, Agile isn’t always the answer.

A whopping 94% of companies report they are practicing Agile today, according to the 15th State of Agile report. You’re just antiquated in the public eye if you’re not pushing agile everywhere. Despite this notion that Agile is the answer to everything, I believe some organizations are forcing “agile” where it does not fit. In …

Stop Forcing Agile on Everything

Contrary to popular belief, Agile isn’t always the answer.

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Man looking disappointed or upset

“So…Who Died?”
This question completely changed my outlook on making mistakes.

When I was in tech school (many years ago) and someone in class messed up (sometimes me), we’d get flustered and worried, but Mr. Fields would calmly ask, “So…who died?” His point was we didn’t do anything that can’t be fixed. We are going to make mistakes. Most all of them are fixable. It’ll be …

“So…Who Died?”

This question completely changed my outlook on making mistakes.

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Woman biting pencil, fretting over work

You Don’t Have Time to Craft the Perfect Plan
Even if you did, it would be a waste of time

Let’s see if you can relate with me on this. You spend an inordinate amount of time meticulously crafting your plan. Something unexpected hits your plan like a tornado and you’re left scrambling to stay on track. To avoid the impact of future disruptions, you spend equal amounts of time thinking through all possible risks …

You Don’t Have Time to Craft the Perfect Plan

Even if you did, it would be a waste of time

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