Dehumanization at Scale

My husband Nathaniel has cystic fibrosis (CF). It’s genetic. It’s an autosomal recessive disorder–you have to have two copies of the gene to actually experience the symptoms of cystic fibrosis. Carriers, like his parents, have no symptoms. When Nathaniel was 10, scientists found the gene that causes cystic fibrosis. The CF community was ecstatic–it was a … Continue reading “Dehumanization at Scale”

Gardening, sprint planning, and scope creep, a tenuous analogy

Person 1: When is National Scope Creep Awareness Day? Person 2: It’s actually National Scope Creep Awareness Week now. At work, I’m part of Agile teams that include a Project Manager, Scrum Master, and Engineering Lead, all of whom have a voice in the plan. We all work toward the same sprint goal, and we … Continue reading “Gardening, sprint planning, and scope creep, a tenuous analogy”