Did someone fart?

Last week Chris Chapman and I did a presentation in Waterloo at the PMI-CTT Annual Symposium. For the past 5 years I have done numerous presentations at conferences and other professional events each year. Things have always gone well (although I’ve looked back at...

My impressions of SDEC’14

Last week I participated in SDEC’14, put on by the Agile Community in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Winnipeg is a city located closer to the east side of Canada’s prairie provinces. The terrain there is relatively flat unlike the conference which is anything but...

Stand up! It’s a beautiful day!

When you think of today’s business world what images come to mind? There’s the classic Dilbert look of a maze of fabric covered walls. Inside each of the cubes is a person sitting at a desk. Then we fixed this by creating an open concept to offices. We...

Leaders — are you listening ?!?

I once had a boss who had an issue when it came to talking to people who stopped by. He had his office arranged so when you walked in his desk was between you and him. Regardless of what you needed to discuss he had this terrible habit of not taking his hands off the...