During a recent stint as an Enterprise Architect for a small consultancy, Enterprise Knowledge, I wrote a blog post about Microservices, and how they can go awry. Take a moment and have a read: Microservices. Too Much of a Good Thing?
Obviously, 2020 saw a huge dip in travel, thanks COVID. But here are the stats nonetheless for what little travel I did do. I did get the opportunity to visit Berlin/Tegel before it shut down, as everything has moved over to the new airport, Brandenburg (BER). This year also saw me fly Southwest more than…
2019 saw a slight dip in overall flights, but time in the air remained more or less level. Miles: 40,631 (+1,904)Segments: 33 (-3)Time Spent: 103h 21m (+50m)New Aircraft: NoneNew Airlines: NoneNew Airports: Krakow, Poland (KRK)Most Common Aircraft: 737-800 (20 segments)Most Common Airline: American Airlines (30 segments)Most Common Airport: DFW (28 segments)Most Common Non-Directional Route: DFW <-> SNA (7 each) Here is…
2018 travel picked up a lot from 2017. And, as expected there was international travel again for Scrum Gathering in London. Miles: 38,727 (+24,165)Segments: 36 (+26)Time Spent: 102h 31m (+66h 49m)New Aircraft: Boeing 787-9, Airbus A340-600New Airlines: NoneNew Airports: Jacksonville (JAX), Daytona Beach (DAB), Idaho Falls (IDA), Cleveland (CLE)Most Common Aircraft: 737-800 (11 segments)Most Common Airline: American Airlines (26 segments)Most…
Many of the teams and leaders I coached struggle with relating to the Agile Manifesto in a meaningful way. We value the items on the left over those on the right. Great! Wonderful. Huh? So what does it actually mean? How do I go about decoding the agile manifesto values and use them in my everyday interactions?
Fail to succeed. Stretch to fail. But stop failing, and just do it wrong. A culture of wrong can grow and change.
What happens when your processes interfere with interactions? Not much, and that is the problem.
Without a Product Owner, whose job is it to maintain the backlog or groom stories?
2017 travel was very slow, but some new airports and added a C208 to the list.
I have been gone for awhile due to career/job reasons, but I am back with more stories and thoughts on Agile and Leadership.