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Husband, Father, Mormon, Agile Ninja
Husband, Father, Mormon, Agile Ninja

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Gratitude
Expressions of gratitude in November are, in my opinion, so clichéd that they run the risk of coming across as superficial, and I avoid them accordingly. So for me to post this, my first blog post in over a year, in the month of November, on the topic of gr...

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Agile2016 Things
BTW, have you watched "Stranger Things" yet? Amaze-balls! I’ve had two great opportunities to learn and reflect this summer. The first was the Agile2016 Conference , and the second came 3 weeks later when I took my family on a beach vacation. Those two week...

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How Walmart is Going Agile with… How Many Coaches?!?
Please note that the views expressed here are my own and do not necessarily reflect those of Walmart. Walmart Stores, Inc. is the world’s largest retailer, a Fortune 1 company, which spans 28 countries with over 60 different banners. Many in the tech world ...

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An Agile Coach and a supervisor walked into #Agile2015...
Did you hear the one about the Agile Coach and Sr. Tech Manager who walked into an Agile Conference? I didn't know where I fit in! For about a year and a half I have been an Agile Coach. Before that I was essentially the Agile Coach for a subset of the orga...

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Life after your First Agile Project
This blog post is adapted from a workshop/presentation I recently led at the May NWA PMI Professional Development Day . ​ So, you just finished your first Agile project in a Waterfall organization. Now what? Let me put my Agile Coach hat on and tell you, “I...

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The HiPPO vs. The Dude - The Eternal Prioritization Battle
If you didn't already know, I'm a huge fan of David Hussman's "Dude's Law" , which states that "Value = Why? / How?". I've used this concept both in coaching in general (as it was intended), as well as a fun and easy way to execute Weighted Shortest Job Fir...

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Practical Application of Dude's Law: The Value Estimation Game
Last summer, Todd Kromann and I presented on Dude's Law at Agile2014 , and I figured it was high time that I wrote a blog post to walk through what we covered. Dude's Law If you're not already familiar with the Agile Dude, David Hussman , we highly recommen...

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Revisiting Normalized Story Points
It has been just over 18 months since I published my most popular blog post to-date: "Normalized Story Points" . As of this writing, it has received over 5,400 page views, thanks primarily to the reference it has from Dean Leffingwell 's blog post from Scal...
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