Illusion of Control – You never had it

I recently had a conversation with a functional manager that was concerned with the transition of her organization to agile.  It wasn’t any tool or process or the manifesto but the perceived lack of control.  She wanted to know how to maintain the illusion of control.  “How can I manage my team when they get…

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Scrum Gathering Munich

For those of you thinking about attending a Scrum Gathering, even a regional one, trust me, just make it happen. In October, I attended the Global Scrum Gathering Munich and it was the first conference in many years that I did not feel like I was wasting my time.

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Introducing The Scrum Ninja

I have been tossing around the idea for quite some time to focus a blog on the challenges, successes, and yes, failures of Scrum and Agile in my professional life and personal life for quite some time, but never was quite sure of what to do with it other than continue to evangelize and practice…

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