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Observations on Agile Software Development, Music, and Life

Long-form Agile posts are on this site.  For shorter newsletter style posts on the topic of change, follow my “Everything is Changing” Substack —

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Cadence and Agile Habits

Cadence and Agile Introduction I can almost guarantee you that the first time I heard the word “cadence” was back in grade school music...

The Role of Managers in an Agile Team

Introduction If you’ve read the Scrum Guide or checked out the SAFe “big picture,” you’ve undoubtedly noticed that there’s no mention of...

How fast can you release?

This question comes up for me quite often; whether it’s when I’m working with people and teams in the world of tech, or thinking about...

On Agile Jargon…

I sometimes find myself in the situation where I need to describe what I do as a vocation to someone; someone I’ve just met, a family...

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About Me

I started in software as a Technical Writer on a Scrum team more than a decade ago.  It wasn’t long before I fell in love with Agile. I’ve served thriving organizations as a Scrum Master, Agile Coach, Senior Agile Coach, Release Train Engineer, and mentor.  I’ve even been fortunate enough to speak at a few conferences.  When I’m not working with people and teams, you can find me with my family, writing on Substack (, or maybe even making music as TLNGO (
I am the co-author of “Mastering Work Intake: From Chaos to Predictable Delivery” with Tom Cagley.

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