Are You Ready for Change?

Are You Ready for Change?

“Hi Jason, we’re looking for a <change agent, agile coach, consultant> to help with our agile transformation. I wanted to setup a time for you to come in and chat with my VP about it.”, said Biff. I replied with, “Thanks for reaching out! Tell me a bit more...
Digital Credentials over Certifications

Digital Credentials over Certifications

The debate about certifications will always exist. There are those that feel becoming certified in any knowledge related field after sitting in a class for 2-days is ridiculous, and on the opposite side of the table, there are those that support certifications as an...

Happy Anniversary Lean Change Management!

Last month marked the 3rd anniversary of the 2nd edition of Lean Change Management. 5th anniversary if you include the terrible Leanpub version, and 8th anniversary if you consider the blog post that started it all. Much has happened since then: ~10,000 copies of Lean...
Is Your Change Stuck?

Is Your Change Stuck?

I recently visited an organization that used humor as a way to avoid deep conversations.  While the leadership team didn’t have an issue with talking about problems, there came a time when the conversation was teetering dangerously towards the depth of deeper meaning....
Why Agile Breaks Your Organization

Why Agile Breaks Your Organization

A while back I was helping a marketing department with Agile, and that’s a story for another day. This story starts with a comment from a VP who was sponsoring the problem that this marketing team was working on. He said, “we tend to make it hard on ourselves to get...