The Curious Edge

Welcome to the travelogue of my curious wanderings through agility and business strategy. Posts here are often a bit more random and briefly developed rather than fully elaborated guides or situation assessments. While I have disabled commenting to protect my sanity, you will often find discussion around these posts on LinkedIn.

Shaping Agility for fun and... more fun! shaping agility Oct 25, 2023

A week ago, Mark Richards shared a post introducing the community we’ve been shaping for the last few months. It’s been a really enjoyable collaboration getting to this point, and I...

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Announcing Leading Effective Agile Change leading effective agile change Oct 14, 2023

This is a really fun post to write. A couple of weeks ago I posted about my gap year and the reflections on what really drives me. This week I’m excited to put the new Leading Effective Agile...

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What a year! Oct 01, 2023

Well, what a year! Last October, I decided it was time to take an extended break for the first time in my career. I wasn't sure when I set out if it would be a sabbatical, a gap year, or permanent...

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Pirate metrics for agile transformations metrics May 17, 2023

While working on my workshop for XP2023 in Amsterdam this morning I was trying to minimize my opinions on metrics and agility into a single sentence. While doing so, I briefly considered a...

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Why two types of value streams? flow value streams Apr 11, 2023

I find that people struggle to intuitively understand the difference between an operational value stream and a development value stream in SAFe. This blog post provides simple, clear distinctions...

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