Ah, the 80's! A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away known as my teenage years, I used to watch the popular CBS show Magnum, PI . The show's protagonist, Thomas Magnum (portrayed by Tom Selleck), had a running self-narration throughout the show which he...
In the Agile world we the often hear statements like, "Fail fast, fail often", and "Failure is how you learn". Equally often we hear about organizations whose culture disapproves of failure. We say that such organizations will be a difficult fit for any Agi...
I spend quite a bit of my coaching time helping teams improve how they determine what needs to be built in order to satisfy a business need. I warn them right from the start that they're going to hear me repeat the same term many, many times before they get...
I'm a veteran Agile Coach and software developer who has been at this software thing since the 80's when I discovered that I loved solving real-world problems with code. I have a deep interest in the human factors involved in the effective delivery of software that delights its customers, as well as promoting practices that make the work environment not just more humane, but fun as well. And, 30+ years after I solved my first real-world problem on an Apple ][, I still enjoy writing code when I can!
- Saphala Consulting Ltd.Effective Software Delivery / Agile Coach, 2014 - present
- Westboro SystemsAgile Coach, 2009 - 2012
- Mayford TechnologiesAgile Coach / Developer, 2001 - 2012
- Industrial LogicAgile Coach, 2006 - 2007
- ShopifySherpa, 2012 - 2014