Entries by Jenny Tarwater

Training from the Back of the Room Warmups

If you have read any of Sharon Bowman’s books, you already know about “Warm-Ups.” And you already know about TBR (“Training from the BACK of the Room!”). And you may already be planning to attend the TBR class on July 27-28, in Kansas City, MO. If you are interested in going and not yet signed up, go […]

#Giving Tuesday

Today, the world comes together to celebrate #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that unites thousands of organizations around the world to give back. Giving is an integral part of Blueshift Innovation.  We have joined Pledge 1%, an organization that is making giving a part of the DNA of companies of all sizes, helping them […]

Kansas City + Agile = A Great Fall Season!

This fall, Agile and Lean professionals in the KC area have several events that are bringing in national talent!  There is something for all skill levels, both those new to agile or those who have been practicing for awhile. So, check out the following events and find the ones that are right for where you are […]

Agile Fundamentals (ICAgile Certified Professional)

In a world where the market demands that companies deliver “better, faster, cheaper,” organizations and employees are turning to Agile for improved results. On Monday & Tuesday, November 9th & 10th, from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. At Brio Tuscan Grille, 502 Nichols Road Kansas City, MO 64112; Jenny Tarwater and Kay Harper are leading […]

Scaled Agile Framework – Free Webinar!

Thursday, October 29, 2015 12:00 pm EDT  |  11:00 am CDT  |  10:00 am MDT  |  9:00 am PDT Seminar Description: IT Organizations have been using Agile methodologies for years to deliver more value to their customers in less time. While frameworks such as Scrum, Kanban and Extreme Programming enable frequent communication from individual teams to […]

Picture Perfect Technical Debt

Here is the story I tell in Agile Bootcamp, accessible to those technical and non-technical alike. True story follows… One Saturday morning, I asked my husband to hang a picture in the living room. Just a 8X10 picture. How long do you think it took? 15 minutes? No 30 minutes? No 4 hours? You betcha!  […]

Coaching a Coach

I learned a very powerful lesson this week about coaching. And I’m a coach! As recently as five days ago, my five year old daughter Raegan would not put her face in the water. Today she jumped off the diving board at our pool. I know that she is the one that did all the work, […]

How do you like your lasagna?

When organizations as me what approach they should use for their project, I always start with an opening question: What is your end-goal? Depending on the answer, I will recommend an approach that falls into one of two camps: Waterfall and Agile/Lean. Let’s take a detour to the kitchen … Waterfall, like baking chocolate chip cookies, is a process which requires specific […]