“Change before you have to… control your own destiny or someone else will. An organization’s ability to learn, and translate that learning into action rapidly, is the ultimate competitive advantage.” — Jack Welch, former Chief Executive Office (CEO), General Electric. Applied learning, fast: Apple just released three versions of iPhone: Xs, Xr, and Xmax. They … More The Ultimate Competitive Advantage… and the Economics of Product Development Variability
My two favorite Release Train Engineer (RTE) responsibilities are: 1) facilitate PI Planning readiness and the event itself; and 2) drive relentless improvement through ‘Inspect and Adapt’! Think about it…as an RTE, you are in the thick of things within this whole Lean-Agile mindset revolution! # 1: You are like a “Wedding Planner”… preparing…readying everything … More My Two Favorite RTE Responsibilities
Happy Mother’s Day to my wife and to all moms! It’s a Sunday afternoon, 3PM EST, May 13, 2018, Mother’s Day — hot 92F, sunny and breezy, the cool breeze made it a very pleasant weather– when my wife, son, daughter and I walked in to a restaurant to have a late lunch, after church, … More Thin,Vertical Slices — the Key to Success!