I am a pragmatic and accomplished agile humanist with 20+ years of experience across a variety of corporate and start-up environments.
I apply compassion, common sense, and situational flexibility as I champion the adoption and propagation of agile values and principles. I am passionate and determined to help catalyze and nurture a culture of respect, acknowledgment, self-management, and continual improvement within technical and creative teams as well as across entire organizations. I take teams beyond “getting agile” into the deliberate and joyful pursuit of high performance.
Equally comfortable at the team, management, or leadership level, along the journey I make sure everyone has a whole lot of fun.
Doing “No” Better
- Business Outcome-Based Metrics: How to Effectively Measure Your Agile Transformation Journey [Editors Choice]
- Combining DevOps and Agile Transformation to Achieve Business Outcomes
- How to Build and Sustain Organization Resilience
Six Steps Towards Self-Learning Teams and Organizations
- Mile High Agile 2018 MHA2018
- Agile2019 DC
The Fear and Vulnerability Retrospective
- Big Apple Scrum Day 2018, NYC
- Agile2018, San Diego
Metrics – Forget Velocity: 42 Other Things to Ponder
- Mile High Agile 2017 MHA2017
- Delivery of Things World 2018 DOT2018
- Pearson Online Learning, Feb 2020, June 2020, Jan 2021
Team Health and Wellbeing
- Agile2018, San Diego
Calisthenics to Stretch Communication Muscles (Kantor’s 4-Player Model)
- Mile High Agile 2020 – oh, wait… covid…
My superpowers, according to colleagues
Active listening • Ability to reclaim a room that has gone off the rails • Being able to connect the concepts/process we want to try and the tools we use • Having and relaying a vision of what working at our company should be like • Recognizing that not everyone thinks the same way • Trust: people trust that you care • Clear thinker: you are unflappable, even in the middle of chaos you instill calm • Positivity: you help others believe in themselves • Order: you can bring order to any chaos • A lot of people toss around the term “servant leader” and very few actually live up to it. I think you truly are a servant leader, and I’d call that your superpower • The way Andy is able to stay positive and show his emotion at the same time is really a gift • Fun, collaborative, open, willing to share, and receive feedback.