Our motivation depends a great deal on our personal circumstances. If we are starving or thirsty, then we are driven by our basic survival instincts. However, if our immediate survival is not at risk, if our basic operational needs are satisfied, we can then focus on satisfying slightly higher order requirements. Read More…

Over the past year, I’ve been reading more and more about the “death” of Agile, particularly as it relates to large enterprises that undertake Agile transformations but do not give the projects enough of a chance to succeed. I worry that failed projects will damage the industry’s perception of Agile.. Read More…

If you’ve ever been golfing, you know the definition of the word “infuriating”. No matter how much time we spend practicing, we don’t ever have complete control over our game. If our irons are working well one day, our woods may betray us. Read More…

For most of my professional life, I was raised on a cubicle farm, subdivided from my colleagues and team members, from management, from everybody else with whom I worked.  I …