Kent Beck – “This Agile thing should be about the need to heal the divide between business and development.”
And here we are in 2017 with scaling framework zealots launching rockets and starting wars bashing other frameworks? Doing exactly what Mr. Beck’s vision was against. Not debating ideas in the marketplace respectfully. Outright disrespectfully bashing and promoting misinformation campaigns.
WHY? Have you lost your way illustrious thought leaders? Aren’t we supposed to be better than this as change agents for good? What happened to healing the divide between business and developers?
Why are you creating divisions in this fledgling “Agile” revolution? For money? Fame?
This is not “Agile” behaviour.
Coaches and Practitioners of Lean-Agile and the SAFe
In my experience the amount of time that we get to spend in Lean-Agile and SAFe courses on the subject of Velocity and Capacity Planning is inadequate. So I spent some time building a tool for one of my client organizations. I have since spent some time greatly enhancing the tool and getting it ready for distribution. I am offering the tool for free. All that I ask is if you decide that the tool has value and you are going to use it, to like my blog and share feedback for improvement. Perhaps even share this article on your favorite social media. Read the rest of this entry »
The good folks at Scaled Agile, the SAFe® community, Agile agnostics, consultants, and some in the “Agile” community are onto something incredibly important in defining the elusive and dynamic Agile End Game for organizations. Read the rest of this entry »
First there was #antennaegate, then the infusible stories on the new Apple iPhone 6 bending (see 5 million articles/posts/videos of whining on #bendgate) under 80 lbs or more of highly unusual physical forces. Now the media and fashion challenged (read: nimrods who stuff their expensive tech in tight fitting jeans, then bend over) people are stuck in “we don’t have a story” mode again (or I’m bored and have no journalism skills?) with a dig on Samsung over #gapgate. Read the rest of this entry »
Unable to sign-out of iCloud on Mac OS X Mavericks
Have you recently tried to change your appleid (appleid.apple.com) and ran into problems trying to “sign-out” of iCloud or removing the iCloud Apple Mail account on Mac OS X Mavericks? I have. I searched for a month here and there trying to find a solution that worked. Nothing helped and my beast needed a fix. Finally, I scheduled a support call with the nice folks at Apple. I asked for an exception to the charge because the problem was on my 2008 Mac Pro that I bought used off of CL. Granted. So, the tech and I got to work. We went through all the easy steps but this was a very stubborn problem. The cause is still unknown, but now I know the cure. Read the rest of this entry »
I just read a charming article about “a petite woman’s experience with a new “large” smartphone. While the article is purely subjective it does shed light on the fact that the technology industry has largely ignored product sizing features. Read the rest of this entry »