"Don't be afraid of change. Beautiful things grow when you are willing to let go." At the recent #agile2022 conference, I was invited to the TeamCatapult event celebrating past and future alumni and Marsha Acker's new book Building Your Model for Leading Change. We engaged in an activity on creating and sharing a metaphor for change. My metaphor was a 🌷 garden. I shared with my partner how I saw change as a germinating and growing seed. 🌱 Where some seeds were ready to ge
#wednesdaywisdom Thursday, July 21 at 3:45pm CST, Lyssa Adkins read the opening lines of a poem called Hieroglyphic Stairway by Drew Dellinger.
An auditorium full of agilists leaned in to listen...
"it’s 3:23 in the morning
and I’m awake
because my great great grandchildren
won’t let me sleep
my great great grandchildren
ask me in dreams
what did you do while the planet was plundered?
what did you do when the earth was unraveling?
surely you did something
when the season
How do you feel about constraints❓ You know, 👉 the limits of scope, time, budget, regulations, funding, technical feasibility, current capabilities etc. Does it conjure up knit brows 😮💨, eye rolls 🙄, and clenched fists 👊? Do you see it as something to accept, overcome, and/or comply with? What if, we responded with lifted brows 🤨, a sparkle in our eyes 🤩, and open hands 👐? What if, we saw it as a challenge to which to apply our human ingenuity and creativity -