Words Mean Things – Maniac or Bacon

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Well, it has been almost three years with the maniac and now it’s time for a change.  Actually, what has occurred is that some nice person told me, Matt, to Google the definition of maniac.  So I did, and here’s what I found:

maniac (plural maniacs)
  1. An insane person, especially one who suffers from a mania.
  2. A fanatic, a person with an obsession.

At first glance, I thought — well, that works. But I quickly realized, maybe I am crazy, maybe I am a fanatic. Ok, I’m really not — at least I don’t have that perception of myself. In any case, I realized that maybe I should change this because, really I don’t prescribe to the heavily prescriptive approach to anything. I believe in visioning, informing, building, and realizing — I don’t care how I get there, I just happen to feel that Agile Development Methodologies or Agile Project Management is a great way to get there.

That brings us to bacon. Why bacon? Why not? I for one am a big fan of bacon, you can add it to anything and have it enhance the experience. Not to mention, I like to keep things simple and there’s not anything more simple than bacon. Not to mention, to steal from the Chicken & Pig metaphor — I think we are all pigs and we are all committed.

So without further ado, I introduce agilebacon.com. This blog is roughly the same as the old agilemaniac.com, except it is new and improved! I’ve already added some cool features including a Link Library, an embedded Glossary that will provide definitions in-line, and, of course, we have a new look and feel that provides much better readability than ever before.

Please let me know what you think! Comments are open below, my new Twitter handle is online – @agilebaconbeer, and I even broke down by creating a Facebook Agile Bacon page. Thanks again for coming by and giving me a read, and please visit often.

My career journey has had me wearing many hats ranging from Systems Analyst to Programmer to IT Manager to Programmer to Director. Today, I work as a coach and instructor to the leadership and team members of organizations on their agility journey. I'm constantly practicing to be a good learner, aspiring to be an inspiring leader, and I'm constantly walking the line between pragmatism and conviction when it comes to the application of lean and agile principles and practices.

Matt’s purpose is simple, “I believe in working with teams to help them get better, learn, and be successful in building stuff while having fun.”

At the end of the day, Matt believes in integrity, hard work, curiosity, people, and faith.

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