Ever since the advent of social media sites, many of us have given up “owning” the things we put “out into the world”. Those sites make it easy to publish little things when you’re visiting anyway. We go for the low-friction way, forgetting that we put our creations in the hands of some other entity that we have no control over.

One of the original intents behind blogging and personal websites was to make it easy to own your content. Anyone can technically spin up a website with a content-management system like WordPress or some such thing behind it, contributing to the wonderful world of RSS feeds and the “blogosphere”. But social media sites have come and taken some of that away.

Well, I’ve finally taken one little step towards owning my content more, and pulled it all down from LinkedIn and imported to this here little corner of the web that I call “home” (or one of my homes, anyway). So if you’re curious about seeing most of what I have put out on LinkedIn, check out https://www.agile-clarity.com/linkedin  (Also available from the main menu as “LinkedIn Lingerings”)

I have updated my LinkedIn tagline because I’m envious of the uniqueness that some people and brands bring to their names/titles (looking at you Häagen-Dazs). Using non-English ligatures and Umlaut marks seems to be all the rage, and has been for a long time. Plus, “Agile” is so overused, I think we need a huge shift to something that many people can recognize but not pronounce, nor type on their keyboard. So I am now an Ægile Coäch.

Yes, this is a sarcastic post. And I will without a doubt change my mind in a day or two.

Originally posted on 2023-11-04 at 18:24 via https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn%3Ali%3Ashare%3A7126635340420808704

When you call a meeting of managers together on some issue, first ask yourselves in the meeting “Are we here to find fault with someone (or a group of someones) or are we here to help make the system better in relation to the issue?” That’s leadership in human systems.

Originally posted on 2023-10-07 at 10:06 via https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn%3Ali%3Ashare%3A7116363084323057664

For the first time in a long time I’m experiencing what it’s like to feel “behind” on something. I’m feeling like I’m jogging next to a train track with a train approaching, and knowing I need to get into the train. I’m speeding up my jog to a run in the hope that I’ll be able to jump onto the caboose before the train is going too fast for me to hop on.
I wonder if this is how software development team members sometimes feel when agile transformations are underfoot and they had no say in that.

Originally posted on 2023-10-03 at 23:19 via https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn%3Ali%3Ashare%3A7115113256939122688