Hybrid Agility Challenges Part 2: Different timezones make things harder.

Last month at Code Mash, I spoke about making hybrid agility work. When I talk about hybrid agility, I do not mean agile-waterfall hybrid. I mean when some folks are on site and some folks aren’t or when a team is not collocated. This can include distributed teams, or teams that have the freedom to… Continue reading Hybrid Agility Challenges Part 2: Different timezones make things harder.

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2023 Year in Books

I had a goal to read 80 books in 2023. I was trying to slow down my reading but I blew past that goal to read over 100 books. This is the general average for me so I feel fine about it.

As usual, reading a lot means I found some great books to share. Check out my year in books here.

Here are my top 10 books for business and useful nonfiction that I read in 2023:

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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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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