Teamwork at agile-RTP

58 members of agile-RTP and I explored communication in agile teams March 2, 2010. I appreciate the turnout. The rain and temperature were falling. We kept warm and had a great time. Here’s the slide deck I had time for. Thank you again to Jeff Barschaw, the...

Command and Control Agile

Words convey meaning. They’re how we take the stuff deep in our brains and share it with others. They also self reinforce. David Levy says “not only do our attitudes and perceptions affect our use of language, but our use of language in turn influences our...

Changing Words to Change Reality

Words interest me. They don’t exist in the real world. They’re the names, and descriptions we give to the items and events we notice in our environment. A classic on how well this works is Blindmen. It’s a short read, I’ll wait here. Bad...
Communication Disconnects

Communication Disconnects

© Don Gray 2007-2017 “Why doesn’t my manager listen when I explain the details?” “Why doesn’t the developer just give me what I ask for?” If you’ve ever heard these complaints—or made them–you’re not alone.  Questions like...

Views: Yours, Mine, and Ours

What’s Wrong with this Picture? Have you ever read something that bothered you, but couldn’t put your finger on exactly why? I found myself in that position after I read George Dinwiddie’s recent blog entry about Blocking. Scott Ambler’s...