Chad Mullinax

Passionate Product ProfessionalAgile PractitionerData Junkie

Crafting Safe Spaces

Posted on: April 10, 2019/  Posted by:  /  No Comments

I recently came across the following tweet (thanks @mrcthompson!) which furiously sparked in an internal crisis of conscious: A checklist for safety; do you feel: Safe to experiment? Safe to be wrong? Safe to share your thoughts? Safe to be who you are? Safe to challenge something you disagree with? Safe to not know the …


Bro, do you even know why you’re changing?

Posted on: March 14, 2019/  Posted by:  /  No Comments

As Product professionals, we’ve all be faced with change. This is a consistent part of the job and one of the reasons I’ve enjoyed being in the Product space for the last 8+ years. As Product professionals, we understand that there are two types of change: Change with context Change without context When we experience …


Bad Prescription: When Sprint Reviews get Micromanaged…

Posted on: March 11, 2019/  Posted by:  /  No Comments

The scenario: It’s sprint review day! Your teams have been working all sprint to deliver on the stories that have been handed down by your Delivery Stream and now you’re up front with your team sitting panel style like the rest of the other Release Trains getting questions about your stories by SVP’s and other …


New Series: Memoirs of working in a bad system

Posted on: March 1, 2019/  Posted by:  /  No Comments

We’ve seen the quote before, good people don’t survive in bad systems. But what does a bad system look like? There are many symptom to a bad system and this series will explore those from the view point of being in the everyday trenches of one. This is my product story and hopefully it serves …