Software Engineering, Project Management, and Effectiveness
My book, Getting Results the Agile Way, puts together patterns, and practices for getting results in work and life. At the heart of the guide, is "Agile Results" -- a simple and flexible system for meaningful results. It supports you and helps you blend your time, energy, and skills for your best results. To put it another way, it helps you “make the most of what you’ve got.”
People ask me, "Why Agile Results?" I've been trying to put my finger on why something so simple works so well ... I think it's the synthesis of:
It's a lot compacted into a simple frame
All roads lead to the same town. I was living Agile and Scrum long before they became vogue or I knew what they were. I remember when Peter Provost joined our team years back and he told me I was already doing Agile. I remember some years later when I described my approach to James Waletzky, he said I was doing Scrum.
In both cases, I was glad to have a name for it, but at the same time, I cared more about the underlying principles, patterns, and practices, as well as meaningful intersections. In the bigger picture, I cared even more about how to take proven practices in software engineering and apply them to shape other aspects of life … to lead a life by design, not by default.