Agile Experts Follow Up

A few posting back I challenged the Agile community to bring to light their process and methods.   My blog is posted on Twitter, LinkedIn and a few other places, at the very least a few thousand people get notified of an update.  A few folks in the community responded but I would like to …

 

Lead… Follow.. Etc..

I am happy to say that one of my friends has taken on a new position and is leaving his current post.   I am going to see him off with a dinner which has become very common these days.   What makes this different is that my friend is  a Government Civilian GS.   …

AGILE EXPERTS TELL ME WHY I AM WRONG

Experts.. I am inclined to believe that Agile in its pure form "as defined" by itself without modification cannot work in the Department of Defense as it is written today.   I don't think the DoD is prepared to implement agile in the way of policy, standards or effective and practical guidance.    I don't …

Teaming on DoD projects … Tackling Fuel

If you are a team leader working on a DoD project there are challenges that you face which are unique simply because you are working for the DoD.  There are some very basic concepts to understand in order to create or facilitate success. 1) Do what you can with what you have. You have to …

They tried to get me to do some teamwork and I said NO NO NO..

Why you should think about taking down your power poster. 1) Teamwork will only work if the people are on board. If you don’t recognize yourself as a team member or you aren’t a team player it is difficult to be on a team. If you think that everyone on your team is stupid, you …

A Little Humor… Men.. Don’t do this at the office..

Men and women have been working in the office together for many moons.  What I have seen working in a military environment always surprises me.  When an attractive woman is in the office she hovered over, she is annoyed, she is interrupted, she is constantly asked out and given little and sometimes big gifts.    This …