Tao Te Ching 17 – The Art of Leadership
Chapter 17 of the Tao Te Ching presents the characteristics of a true leader. It does so by comparing the diverse types of leaders and their leadership styles. In eight short lines, Lao Tzu succinctly outlines both effective and ineffective leadership styles. As you read these words, I would encourage you to ask yourself which type of leader you wish to become.Read More
Extreme Programming (XP) Video Series
This month, I have decided to shake things up a bit. Instead of writing a full newsletter article, I am announcing my latest adventure: I am returning to my Extreme Programming and DevOps roots by creating a new video series covering these topics. I have already created and posted the first two videos in the…Read More
Organization Assessment (Readiness) + Feedback
Photo by Javier Allegue Barros on Unsplash In last month’s newsletter, Beginning an Agile Transformation, I introduced you to several techniques from the Systems Entry Process that I like to use when beginning an agile transformation. It’s important that you understand this process before delving into this month’s material. So, if you haven’t read…Read More
When is an Agile Transformation the Right Choice?
Photo by Suzanne D. Williams on Unsplash In my last article, “Why Agile in 2021?”, I discussed the relevancy of agile during these turbulent and uncertain times in which we are now living. In this article and several that will follow, I will be presenting information that will hopefully help you to know when an…Read More