A trail (also track, byway) is a path with a rough beaten or dirt/stone surface used for travel. — Wikipedia
Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. — Harold R. McAlindon
Whenever I try to focus on the things I used to work with almost every day, i.e. Agile, Lean, Change and Improvement, it’s tough. It’s like following a trail.
If the weather is fine and the visibility is clear, it’s easy to follow a trail. As soon as the weather changes and fog comes up, it gets harder, but not yet impossible. There is always the trail, it is merely a matter of passion and endurance to follow it.
I want to use this blog to follow the trail of Agile, Lean, Change, and Improvement. If concepts and ideas are not clear to me, I like to work them out. This blog is meant to be my tool in doing so.
The Franconia Ridge, a section of the Appalachian Trail
by Paulbalegend at en.wikipedia
You can never blindly follow a trail: the conditions can change every second in rough environment. You have to be cautious, all the time.
I don’t want to follow Agile & Co blindly. I always want to keep my attitude of questioning things over and over again, delving deeper into the subjects.
A trail is not as easy to follow as a paved road. It’s often dirty, and there are a lot of stones on your way. But the view is awesome, and the pleasure you feel on a trail is huge, not comparable with paved roads at all.
This blog should help me to focus on the things I want to explore and to gather feedback on my point of view, it should support my change and boost my improvement. And even if I struggle to pass a stone on my way from time to time, I know it’s still worth the effort, and then I’ll try again.
And – hell, yeah – I love trails, ’cause I’m a runner!
It’s more than that: I am Agile for more than 10 years, and I care about my work. Sharing is caring, so I travel on the Agile Trail with you, dear reader. Besides:
If I don’t write to empty my mind, I go mad. — Lord Byron