Catching Up and Committing

November 1, 2014

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Joseph Flahiff holding book at PMI LIM

Liza and Joseph at the PMI Leadership Institute Meeting. Joseph is holding his book: “Being Agile In A Waterfall World”

 

What is the best way to fix a blogging drought? Commit to blogging every day for a month! November is National Blog Posting Month (NaBloPoMo), a global event where bloggers commit to posting every day for the entire month. I enjoyed the challenge last year. Considering my track record with posting this year, it will be a good way to get back into the writing habit.

I recently attended the PMI Leadership Institute Meeting in Phoenix, AZ, so I have plenty of inspiration from that could easily fill a month’s worth of posts. One of the highlights was Joseph Flahiff launching his book Being Agile in a Waterfall World at the PMI Global Congress following the Leadership Institute Meeting. Joseph and I are leaders on the board for the PMI Agile Community of Practice. When he first told us he was writing a book about what it means to be nimble (the original definition of agile) in any organization, I couldn’t wait to read it. Unfortunately, the PMI bookstore was keeping the books for the Global Congress, so I wasn’t able to get a copy. One is on the way and I plan to review it.

In addition, I will be attending Agile Development Conference East in November. I am really looking forward to the tutorials, presentations and especially the Agile Leadership Summit where I hope to learn from the Agile transformation experiences of major corporations. If it is anything like the Leadership Institute Meeting I am also looking forward to meeting and talking with a variety of interesting leaders.

With all the inspiration from two conferences within a month, there is no excuse for me not to blog every day. Hope you enjoy it and will share your thoughts in the comments along the way.

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About Liza Wood

After a dozen years leading video game development projects in a variety of roles, I decided to pursue a Master of Data Science at the University of British Columbia. Studying data science doesn’t mean I’m moving away from leading people. Growing data science teams need collaborative, pragmatic, Agile leadership to connect data to all areas of the business. I would like to share that point of view, along with my experiences, on this blog.

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