January 6, 2015

As a young man in the midwest, I did a lot of manual labor like farm work and welding.  When I became a knowledge worker, I sometimes struggled with the idea of being paid for what I could do with my mind. It wasn’t always visible or apparent that I was doing something...

August 8, 2014

I get asked this question a lot? It’s not a simple answer. As to why I should care as a project manager, just look at the modern business environment that is prevalent today. Businesses need to be able to respond more and more quickly to the environment. The rate of ch...

August 8, 2014

Q: Do people here think that different approaches are warranted for different situations? E.g., Zappos has been in the news a-lot for its adoption of “holocracy” in lieu of traditional management. But interestingly, Zappos uses a continuous process for its software dev...

December 11, 2013

Freddy Sicherman adaptation for Agile — Sung to the tune of “The Times They Are a Changing”

Come gather ’round team
Wherever you roam
And admit that the projects
Around you have grown –

And accept it that soon
You’ll be drenched to the bone.
If your backlog to you
I...

June 11, 2013

During a SAFe RVA meetup session with several top businesses in the Central Virginia region, I was honored to give a presentation around the SAFe System team – a history and evolution. It was great to get direct feedback from local SAFe practitioners since before and a...

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