Making your goals public (the right way)

Making your goals public (the right way)

I’ve heard this self-help mantra so many times, in so many forms, that until recently I had accepted it as truth: If you want to achieve your goal, make it public. Until recently, when I saw this Ted Talk by Derek Sivers. The thesis: telling someone your goal...
Thoughts on Short-Lived Branches

Thoughts on Short-Lived Branches

Corey Haines (@coreyhaines) wrote an interesting article on something he’s calling short-lived branches. The short version is: Corey observed that we sometimes think of better ways to code something after we’ve started, but won’t start over (in economics this is...
Why Scrum isn’t dead…and shouldn’t be

Why Scrum isn’t dead…and shouldn’t be

I have read numerous blog posts over the past year around the topic of why Scrum is outdated, and no longer a valuable option for Agile teams. I fully understand how Scrum can go wrong – I also have been in the endless unproductive planning meetings,...
My love/hate relationship with minutes

My love/hate relationship with minutes

I hate meeting minutes. You know – those notes that you scribble down during the meeting, trying to make sure that you capture the key points while also participating in the discussion, and then squeezing in time afterwards to package them up into a legible...