TL;DR: I’m excited about 2020 – I have a great job and am loving my new city! I got a book contract! I’m starting coaching training! I’m taking a hiatus from regular blogging, but I’ll be posting the occasional worksheet here and sharing my project progress on Twitter. Happy new year, Agile Faculty. I hope … Continue reading Agile Evolution
As we head into 2020, we have a lot to reflect on. Honestly, I’ve been kinda dreading the end of the calendar year because the end of 2018 was really hard personally and professionally. 2019 was difficult in its own way but also empowering, exciting, spontaneous, and life-changing. Since my life took a very interesting … Continue reading Worksheet Wednesday – SOAR Reflection and Planning
OK, so that’s not quite the Bowie lyric, but the changes I want to talk about aren’t strange. They are totally normal career and personal growth changes that I made rationally for my health and my family’s well-being. Sounds dramatic, but it seems like academics need to justify every career move that would be considered … Continue reading Time to Face the … Changes
For a long time, my scholarly mind has been focused on being knowledgeable and achieving excellence in my field and profession (see last week’s post on values). My goal was to be the go-to, recognized expert for something – ultimately, that became Scrum in student collaboration and faculty development. Publishing Agile Faculty was the cherry … Continue reading What if You Came from a Place of Vulnerability?
I’ve been thinking about values a lot over the last year. Well, rethinking values. My values. I’ve been working with a few professional and personal development groups, and each of them asked us to articulate our values and how they show up in our lives and work. There are lots of activities you can do … Continue reading Can “Negative” Values Be Positive Influences?
One of the things that really attracted me to Scrum beyond the project management framework was this attention to humanistic values. While grounded in empirical control theory and based on the core tenet “inspect and adapt,” Scrum practitioners are guided by five core values that, when felt and lived, are supposed to strengthen Scrum teams, … Continue reading Revisiting the Five Scrum Values