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