It’s Been a Good Week

It’s a privilege to be granted authority in another person’s company.

Light Through Clouds by kjudy using Ript

It’s easy to criticize. It’s hard to raise capital and make payroll.

I have never been an entrepreneur. My passion is to build teams. To be of service. To make things better.

I’m that second generation that feeds off founding vision and hopes to sustain an organization.

This has been a good week.

  • We achieved our first business objective on our standard bearing product initiative, Ript™.
  • My CEO is championing agile values in my division’s executive team – accountability to specific commitments within a time box.
  • Managers in a peer group recognize the potential of self-directed, cross-functional teams and are interested in introducing the first scrum outside my department.

I am a cautious optimist. Success is far from inevitable. Actually, all this represents is an opportunity to start the really hard work.

Still some moments, especially ones years in the making, need to be savored.

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About Ken Judy

I am an executive manager, software developer, father and husband trying to do more good than harm. I am an agile practitioner. I say this fully aware I say nothing. Sold as a tool to solve problems, agile is more a set of principles that encourage us to confront problems. Broad adoption of the jargon has not resulted in wide embrace of these principles. I strive to create material and human good by respecting co-workers, telling truth to employers, improving my skills, and caring for the people affected by the software I help build.