Category Archives: writing

Deliberate Discovery – a “Sonnet”

Uncertainty’s the muse of all that’s new, And ignorance the space in which she plays; A year’s enough to prove a vision true, But we could prove it false in only days. We dream, and chase our dream, and never … Continue reading

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Lean and Agile haiku

Many people have difficulty when they first encounter haiku in crafting a poem that’s aesthetically pleasing, with as few syllables as a haiku permits. (In Japanese, the “5-7-5” pattern is used, but in English some of us find that the … Continue reading

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Pulling Power and Kanban experiences

My first ever article, “Pulling Power: a new Software Lifespan” is up on InfoQ. BDD, Feature Injection, Lean and Kanban playing nice together! Big thanks to Dan North, Chris Matts, David Anderson, Amr Elssamadisy and the amalgam of developers who … Continue reading

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Goodbye, ThoughtWorks – Hello, Worlds

Today is my last day with ThoughtWorks. It feels strange to be leaving a job I love with the most amazing company in the world, at a time when I should rightly be thankful for having a job in the … Continue reading

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GROW, Systems Thinking and writing a novel

GROW stands for Goal, Reality, Options, Way forward. As a coach, I frequently use GROW as a method of helping people move forward. Find the Goal, examine the Reality and all the resources available, look at Options for getting closer … Continue reading

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