Archive for February, 2014

Celebrating the legacy of Johnny Cash

This weekend I’m in Nashville for the Johnny Cash “Birthday Bash.” Johnny is one of my all-time favorite musicians and I’m happy to be spending the weekend in the city known as the hub for country music. The celebrations are hosted at the Johnny Cash Museum and will take place over the next three days. […]

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A day out with my son, Liam

A friend invited me and my son to spend the day out with his club shooting clay pigeons. It was a very safe environment and everyone was highly-trained. We were given plenty of pointers and had a really great time. Check out the photos below. What do you like to do when you’re away from […]

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Work item types across PSI and Sprint and Release

Below you’ll find a link to a diagram I created. In SAFe, there are work item types (Theme, Epic, Feature, Story, Task) These work item types are designed to span a specific period of time.  A Sprint is 2 weeks 5 Sprints is a PSI A PSI is 10 weeks Features can span Sprints Story […]

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SAFe: The first 19 weeks

Please click on the link below. The diagram shows what the first 19 weeks of standing up a SAFe Agile Release Train will look like. Each new Release Train will begin this way. As always I encourage your feedback. Please connect with me in the comments below or connect with me on Twitter or LinkedIn. […]

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Legends of country music

Last night I saw country legends Kris Kristofferson and Merle Haggard in concert. It was an epic night spent with my good friend, Phil. Phil summed up the night perfectly: “The stage was simple with only small amps and instruments. The backdrop was a solid black curtain and only one small run of lights hung […]

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