Political Correctness vs Politeness

book of life logo

I’ve become a huge fan of the ‘School of Life’ youtube channel.  They make a ton of 5-12 minute videos outlining lessons from philosophers, artists, political scientists, as well as tackling general topics such as ‘The purpose of friendship’ and ‘How to be warm’. They also have a website called the Book of Life.  I’m …

Teams Are Greater Than Projects

I talk about my team a lot. I feel like people are the most important piece of the puzzle - Erica Enders-Stevens

My post Sprint Planning Meeting Introductory Script sparked some conversation with an old schoolmate on facebook, Justin Antoszek.   He was describing his department.  He’s a senior software developer in an R&D department with 3 teams running 3 different projects that have several people involved in multiple teams depending on which project has the highest priority from sprint to …

Sprint Planning Meeting Introductory Script

whoosh - some sprinting guy

The purpose of a sprint planning meeting is to produce a sprint backlog.  This sprint backlog is the forecasted work that will be completed during the sprint.  The way I’ve run sprint planning meetings has evolved over the last 4 months.  It was really rough at the start, but it’s getting better and I want to share …

Lazy fitness

chair-yoga

I read a headline on reddit last week: “LPT: There is a visible difference between not working out at all and doing 15 pushups every day. Make 15 push ups your new ‘not working out’“.  It didn’t convince me to actually read the post, but it convinced me to do 15 pushups a day (this …