BIG NEWS - Joining vaco Agile
As of March 18th, 2019 I’ll be partnering with Vaco Agile as a Principal Agile Coach.
This replaces my partnership with Zenergy, but the goals and focus are VERY much the same. The other exciting part of this is the fantastic team we’ve put together at Vaco. Here’s a blog post with more details…
March 2019 - Book News
Starting in the Fall of 2018, I’ve been very busy writing. I’ve finished a series of Agile Reflections works for specific roles. AND, I’ve just published the 3’rd Edition of my Scrum Product Ownership book. A project that has been in the works for a couple of years.
I’d encourage everyone to take a look at these books. More info here…
2019 - 20 Years of Speaking at Techwell/Coveros events
TechWell has been running software-centric conferences for over 25 years. I remember my first submission to one of their events was a topic on the Personal Software Process (PSP) in 1999-2000. The conference was in San Jose and Watts Humphrey was a keynote presenter. Here I am commenting on one of his "babies" while he sat in the front row. Nerve racking, daunting, scary? Yes! Fast forward to today, and it's been my privilege and honor to be an ongoing speaker (workshops, track talks, and keynotes) for TechWell for the past 20 years.
2018/2019 - Scrum Alliance, Cal Update & webinar
I was fortunate enough to be invited to deliver a webinar for the Scrum Alliance. 500+ people attended as I shared on -
Let Me Tell You a Story: The Essence of Effective Leadership Communication
Our Certified Agile Leadership (CAL I) class has become one of the best ways for organizational leaders to (re) energize their role as a critical participant and success factor in agile transformations. While I deliver the occasional public class, 90% of our focus in 2018 and beyond is leveraging the CAL class as an internal leadership team igniter. We're truly excited by the results!
2018 - Partnership with Lean Agile Intelligence
In late 2017 we found Lean Agile Intelligence and are partnering with them as THE vehicle for our client assessment needs. What makes LAI different is that it's:
Principle-based assessment criteria
Flexible & configurable for various methods & frameworks
Not tied to a certification scheme (not simply a $$$ machine)
Derived from real-world coaching experience
Not tied to any specific method, approach, tactic, or dogma
Michael McCalla is the agile coach behind LAI and we're also looking forward to partnering with and learning from him as we both evolve the LAI platform.
2018 - Public Coaching Circles
We've been running free, public virtual Agile Coaching Circles since Q4 2016. In 2018, were increasing the frequency to 2x month from January thru May. This is a service we provide to our clients, colleagues, and friends. It's also a way to familiarize yourself with our coaching capabilities and style. Check out the details here.
The below events are confirmed for 2019: