Working from home is a privilege, not a right

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So who isn’t a fan of working from home? Very few would openly admit to being against it. The fact of the matter is the most effective way to communicate is still face to face no matter what new tools we have (individuals and interactions over processes and tools). Does working from home have its place? Yes. Has it been abused and made us less effective as well? I think so. Continue reading


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Not everything needs to be “value-add” time

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Busy. I’m busy. I’m too busy. I don’t have time to think – hell, I barely have time to sleep. Between work commitments, friend commitments, relationship commitments, and building my own brand, I am left with little time for myself. I’ve gotten into a pattern of trying to make every second add value (work-type value). What does it turn into? Burn out and ineffectiveness, and that is not what anyone wants or needs. Continue reading


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The Changing Face of Agile – #WomenInAgile at Agile 2016 recap

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So yes, it’s overdue. The #WomenInAgile session was almost three months ago, but honestly it took about that long to get my bearings back afterward. It was a busy year in preparation for┬áThe Changing Face of Agile, Agile 2016 presentations … Continue reading


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Let’s revisit the definition of done

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Just when you think something is such a simple and basic principle, you realize that the basics are often the first to go and the first to be questioned. Let’s revisit the definition of done and dissect this…Including a very high level take on the GROWS idea. Continue reading


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Saving integrity in a world where it is drowing

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I can’t be the only one who feels pressure to be perfect. At least not the only one in my generation: the millennials. We are told for our whole lives that we can do whatever we want to. We are constantly praised for doing anything from getting a good grade to throwing a Frisbee correctly. We are molded to believe we can do no wrong, but that’s not the case. When we do in fact do something less-than-perfect, the pressure of the impending blame or failure is almost crippling at times. Continue reading


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