Agile Frameworks

The three things I find are benefits of adopting an agile approach to work (and not just IT projects) are:
1. Only working on the highest priority items at any point in time
2. Better communication and feedback loops
3. Demonstrated early results that are continuous

Apart from that, the required involvement of stakeholders provides better accountability and less need for arduous status reporting.

Good, better, best
Never let it rest.
Till your good is better and your better – best


Sundays afternoons in Summer are worth the wait. We’d wish they’d last the entire year.


People after getting to know¬†me might wonder why I am so opinionated. I think I’ve spent the first 15 years of my life just being quiet and absorbing everything in. Analysing things for so long has brought me to conclusions during the next 15 years. I’m really just getting started on delivering my views and conclusions. I don’t think this will stop anytime soon. So yes, I can come across as opinionated but it’s only after so many years of being observant.

It wasn’t brains that got me here – I can assure you that

– John Tuld (played by Jeremy Irons)  in the film, Margin Call


I just read a blog about hobbies that men tend to participate in and it made me think about which hobbies I currently undertake and which ones I’d also like to start doing.

So below is a list of activities that would make a weekend or time off enjoyable for me.

  • Making espresso coffee
  • Kayaking
  • Photography
  • Playing guitar
  • Drawing
  • Reading
  • Cycling
  • Weight training
  • Walking
  • Blogging
  • Barbecuing 
  • Cooking
  • Shaving
  • Mixing cocktails
  • Conversations about technology or careers

The list above includes the activities I can already do but wish I could do more of. There are of course other hobbies that I’d like to take up at some point in the future such as to learn another language.

Being so early in the year, I think it would be good to start reviewing this list every week to ensure that I can at least partake in one these hobbies every weekend. If I can do that then it would probably make for a more enjoyable year. Even taking a stay-cation doesn’t sound so boring now.