What is agile anyway?

I’ve taken an extended break from writing. Life happened. The pandemic happened. I needed some time to take care of myself for a while. And while I am not making many promises to write regularly, I left tonight’s joint event with Columbus Product Club and Women in Agile Columbus feeling like I actually had something… Continue reading What is agile anyway?

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Masks Create Challenges for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

In latest developments of the COVID-19 pandemic, everyone is wearing masks. This creates significant challenges for the deaf and hard-of-hearing, however. If you know me, you probably know my mother was born profoundly deaf. Having a deaf parent affords me the ability to empathize, at least a little, with people who need inclusive design. Though… Continue reading Masks Create Challenges for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Surviving Coronavirus – Lists

I’m going to break from my norm of keeping my content almost entirely professional here, and talk about something pretty personal. This is intended to share resources that helped me during my journey. Maybe they will help you too. I tested positive for COVID in March, and I am now on week 5. It’s been… Continue reading Surviving Coronavirus – Lists

Create a Virtual Team Lobby or Team Room

With the move to remote work for so many, including myself, an idea occurred to me. Likely, your teams and colleagues are using many new tools and connecting in different ways if you were previously and primarily co-located. Over the last two weeks, I’ve collected and cataloged tools, articles, and resources on overdrive to support… Continue reading Create a Virtual Team Lobby or Team Room

2019 My Year in Books

I blew past my goal! I set it lower based on last year’s experience where I felt like I wasn’t absorbing everything toward the end. This year though, while I did have a few weeks where reading felt less enjoyable, I didn’t feel like stopping at my more modest goal. I can’t help myself! So… Continue reading 2019 My Year in Books

Rounding the corner on 2019’s reading goal

I’ve definitely met my goal, but I’ll wait to report my results until the year ends… In the meantime, some great podcast episodes on reading that you may find helpful: NPR’s Lifekit: How to Read More Books NPR’s Lifekit: Not a Regular Reader? 4 Strategies to Make Reading a Habit Lifehacker: Reading for the Rushed… Continue reading Rounding the corner on 2019’s reading goal

First Inaugural Women In Agile Conference at Business Agility Midwest 2019

On Tuesday, November 5th, 2019, the afternoon before Business Agility Midwest 2019, the Women in Agile (WIA) conference here in Columbus gathered nearly 80 women and allies to learn and share our experience and knowledge with each other. Keynote Maureen Metcalf, CEO of The Innovative Leadership Institute, whose podcast airs on Voice America and author… Continue reading First Inaugural Women In Agile Conference at Business Agility Midwest 2019

A Work In Progress

Growing up I played the piano. I must have been at least slightly musically gifted because there were definitely times I didn’t practice and I got away with it. My music teacher finally quit me, and that was probably a good call. I held myself to such crazy expectations to get things quickly it was… Continue reading A Work In Progress