Moving On…

Agile Anarchy, as an identity, has served me well these past three years, but now it is time to move on. I am less (upper-case) Agile these days—and perhaps even a little less anarchic. I have discovered more like-minded people these past years, so there is less to challenge, and a more to embrace as this motley collection of artists, right-brain thinkers, social activists, collaborators, and other deviants grow in numbers to collectively confront the outmoded 20th century ideas of how to conduct business.

My new blog, Business Craftsmanship will attempt to take a positive, proactive approach to furthering this cause. Please find me there, and join the conversation.

To end, here is the full list of posts on this blog, in reverse chronological order.

  • The Robustness Index
    Running into a common problem, again—deliver fast and maintain quality—a team of developers and I…
  • The Bully CEO
    Today I read, and recommended an article by a CEO entitled A Good Place to Work. Reading the article…
  • How to Write an Agile Job Ad
    A note to hiring managers and HR departments.Today I came across yet another job ad for a…
  • Seeking Consent
    Out of Agile2012 came this tweet, by Michael Spayd: “Inspired by Joe Justice: consensus is…
  • The Spirit of Change
    I haven’t had much to say on this blog over the past few months. I’ve discovered that…
  • Technology meets Literature
    At the beginning of this year, in collaboration with the publisher, Dymaxicon, I embarked on a new…
  • Mapping the Value Storm
    —A hasty post, based on a couple of tweets, and a short conversation at #SFAgile2012.1. Streams are…
  • Seeking Abundance
    Like many consultants in the Agile field I have always worked in a very collaborative way, building…
  • Integrity Test
    Interesting twitter dialog this morning about integrity. I suggested an integrity test for an Agile…
  • EuroSTAR 2012, Amsterdam
    I’m very happy to be taking part in this event. You can read my session descriptions by…
  • Timebox != Commitment
    Procrastinating this evening, I got lost in a long stream of tweets about timeboxing, fascinated at…
  • The Agile Explorer
    This post is a stream of consciousness, at 1 am, in a hotel room in Indianapolis.I had a…
  • Team Culture, Project Culture
    I’ve heard a lot over the years about how Scrum is inadequate for managing large projects—some…
  • Love your enemies
    “We don’t just fight against our opponents, we fight for them. This is a moral…
  • Top 5 Scrum Workshop Dont’s
    There is a great framework for teaching people about Scrum. It is called Scrum. Oddly, many Scrum…
  • Thoughts on Coaching
    I wrote yesterday that I’m not a trainer. I am not a coach either (I am specifically not an…
  • Thoughts on Training
    I am not a trainer. I stopped using that term a while ago. Some partners I work with still bill me…
  • How to hire an Agile consultant
    Advice to clients.Agile is not a prescription. There is no manual. It is not about process, it is…
  • Lemon Sorbet
    This is a response to Bob Marshall’s recent post How to Spot a Lemon Consultant. I recommend…
  • Context Switching: Interactive Game
    Tried this yesterday at a workshop with business folk, to indicate the pain and confusion developers…
  • The Why of Scrum
    I presented this latest iteration of The Why of Scrum at a recent BayALN meeting in San Francisco…
  • Don’t Build Teams
    In their spiritual classic, Compassion—a reflection on the Christian life, authors Nouwen, McNeill and…
  • The Soul of Scrum
    This article extends and refines the ideas presented in Dogma-free Scrum. Scrum was designed…
  • Paying Off Technical Debt
    I recently read Jim Highsmith’s excellent post Velocity is Killing Agility! where he writes: the Agile movement…
  • God is an Agilist
    I saw a comment on a blog I am subscribed to today—on an old post I had cast from my mind…
  • Dogma-free Scrum
    It has long been my concern that Scrum is treated as a process, or a set of things to do, and that the reason…
  • Scrum Gallery
    I stopped using powerpoint slides in my Scrum workshops in 2008, shortly after I had created a deck…
  • Project Management: A Malady
    Contrary to popular myth, Project Management is not a job, a profession or a career path. It is an illness…
  • Welcome to Agile Anarchy
    At its core, Agile is a philosophy, a way of thinking specifically about the work environment, business goals…