In 2001 I read Kent Beck’s Extreme Programming Explained: Embrace Change and was from that point forward dedicated to agility. Just in time planning, the values of XP, and test first development filled a void in my development practices and made creating software fun again.

I’m fascinated by the individuals and interactions that make scrum work. This blog is focused on the “why” and the “how” of agile practices such as scrum, lean, XP, and kanban. My mission is to help people with their issues, questions, concerns, and fears about using agile practices and methodologies.

I also write to refine my own thinking about agile.

My goal is create content that teaches the principles, coaches the practical, and delivers value to you. If you would like to be notified when I add new posts, please feel free to sign up to my email list below.

I’ve spent the majority of my life in Indiana and am married with 2 sons.

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