Good evening from Phoenix, Arizona.
The temperature this evening is down to a cool 98 degrees (it was up over 110 today). Either way you look at it hot = hot. But I do love this town. Wow. What great people. And great Pigs.
See. I walked down my hall this morning to get to my car and there were 2 umm, warthogs (??) blocking my way out of the hallway. They had little leashes on, but all I heard was the snorking sound I usually make when sleeping (trust me, as all those people around the world who have slept with me can tell you — wait, that did not sound right. Nevermind. Ask my wife :).).).)….
So. I turned around and walked to the front desk and bugged the lady at the front desk (as she was kicking out a crack whore from this primo hotel) about the hogs, and she said, “Oh, Piggies! [she sounded EXCITED] They are pets of a quest.”
Man, I cannot make this up.
Yeah, I am living high on the hog babeeeeeeeee.
Now that I “know” /pigges/ are residents at this fine motel, I may hunt them down for pictures in the morning. Trust me. I am all over that. Maybe I will bring them some bacon from the breakfast buffet.
No breakfast buffet here.
So much for that sick joke.
I will pick up a picture with the two little cuties and see what kind of pig-hog-swine-yuck-ill I can get from this trip as I hop over the crack whores to get to my car in the morning.
I am teaching a CSM Class in Phoenix this week with an up-an-coming Certified Scrum Trainer Ken Ward (his paperwork is “in the pipeline” with the ScrumAlliance). I learn a lot teaching each class like this with other people, and today was not any different. I heard that people appreciated the honest and open feedback from both Ken and I about our life experiences with Scrum and how it fits into delivering working software.
Day one of the shift in thinking. Big one was letting go of PM versus ScrumMaster Role.
Now.. is the ScrumMaster a LEADER or a FACILITATOR.
People left — as usual — with even more questions that answers.
Tomorrow we plan to tie together their quesitons with even more of the “how to” within Scrum, along with a pretty amped-up simulation and then open it up for real world questions and answers.
Fun should be had by all.
So… End of day.
This evening I had the opportunity to interview Alan Dayley and I plan on putting it up on the system to our email subscribers this Thursday evening. So if you have not yet signed up for email updates, please go to www.implementingscrum.com/subscribe.
In addition to the newest interview with Alan, you’ll get a two-part series which includes an introduction to Scrum.
Membership has is pigvlidges. Get it? PIGvlidges. OK… So yeah, I still suck at jokes.
Have a great day.
– mike vizdos