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How Show & Tell became relevant in my career

How Show & Tell became relevant in my career

The popular elementary activity I rarely participated in (since I had little to show) holds fond memories for kids. For a few minutes a little child arrests the attention of the entire classroom with an interesting item that they brought to share. You know the...
How I visualize Kanban and Scrum

How I visualize Kanban and Scrum

Last time I shared my journey to realizing the importance of breaking down complex concepts. By utilizing Spongebob I harnessed the power of a familiar illustration with the setup of an application. And so far it has worked. I challenged myself to approach Scrum and...
The power of illustration

The power of illustration

I have spent quite a bit of time thinking about how to explain new concepts using familiar objects. The initial inspiration for such an undertaking originated when a couple of my coworkers wants a business-level understanding of an application I had worked on for a...
Scrum in Construction – Part II

Scrum in Construction – Part II

Note: This is the second article in a 2 part series. To read the first article, click here. To officially wrap up this project I held a “release retro” with the individuals involved. It was no different than a regular sprint retro, it merely covered a longer period of...
Scrum in Construction – Part 1

Scrum in Construction – Part 1

Have you ever used Scrum outside of technology? I was given the opportunity to use Scrum for a project to finish remodeling a balcony. The first phase of the project was a major remodel, the second phase involved moving audio/video equipment to accommodate people...
Using Kanban to manage your life

Using Kanban to manage your life

Kanban is a lightweight approach to managing work. It helps you easily see the progress of your work and increases your focus. How? By 2 simple rules: Visualize your workflow: When my wife and I began gardening, we got in touch with a friend with a forest green...