Last year around this time I wrote a blog entry “New to agile? Give thanks!” That was written from the perspective of an agile team member. This year I want to get a little more personal and give thanks to the people who have helped me get to where I am today in the Agile and Scrum communities. So, to everyone listed below, thank you from the bottom of my heart. You have each helped me become who I am and I am grateful for the help and inspiration you gave me along the way. In no particular order I want to send that message to:
Richard Lawrence – Richard has been a great friend and colleague. We have worked together at many clients over the past couple of years. Richard continually keeps me on my toes, challenges my assumptions, and flat out makes me better every time I interact with him. I hope to continue working with him for many years to come. Without Richard I probably would not have started down the path to become a Certified Scrum Coach and later a Certified Scrum Trainer.
Cindi Taylor - Over the past 2+ years Cindi has become a friend more than a client. Her company was one of the very first to use me as an agile trainer and coach. It took a lot on her part to hire me over many others trying to get their business. I have always appreciated that trust. Over time her organization has been my largest client and I believe we are both very happy with the results we see. [Read more...]