Category Archives: LeSS

May 26-29: Certified LeSS Basics (CLB) Courses | Virtual

Class May 26-29

System Modelling exercises done in class.

Note: These are not “the best” or “the only” solutions.  This is brainstorming in small teams: conditional, situational, circumstantial.

Relevant Assets:

02/27 – LESS TALKS: Q & A on “The Spotify “Model”: Don’t Simply Copy-Paste”, with Evan

Next virtual LeSS Training:

05/28 – LeSS Adoption,Principles and Conditions for Success @ Adelaide (Australia) – Agile Community

 

Materials presented – TBD

05/28 – How to Identify “Agile Masquerades”? What Alternatives Could We Offer Instead? @Agile Munich

Materials presented

05/27 – LESS TALKS: Scaling Agile Monthly Meetup – South Florida Agile Association

Materials presented

Additional assets recommended:

 

ALI in partnership with Agile Beer presents: LeSS – A Descaling Framework

A great opportunity to present to two Ireland meetups, at once:
Agile Lean Ireland and Agile Beer.  More than 150 people joined, with many great questions.

Synopsis:
Although LeSS is a scaling framework, in reality it requires organizational de-scaling.  It is also, organizational design framework that helps to address core elements of organizational design: HR policies, finance/budgeting, vendor management, site strategies – areas that are not too comfortable for many companies to address.

System and Lean thinking drive understanding of LeSS.
LeSS is not about: ‘best practices’, maturity metrics, RAGs, KPIs, tools, and operating models.

LeSS 3 adoption principles are:
1. Deep and Narrow (not broad and shallow)
2. Top – Bottom + Bottom – Up.
3. By Volunteering only


May 12-14: Certified LeSS Basics (CLB) Courses | Virtual

Class May 12-14

System modeling work in class.

Note: the below graphics are not conclusive decisions or ‘best practices’. They are just an example of brainstorming, based on each teams members’ experience.

 

Next virtual LeSS Training:

05/12 – LESS TALKS: Meet Diana Larsen: “How do limits empower your Agility?”

On 05/12, a visionary pragmatist, Diana Larsen is co-founder, Chief Connector and a principal coach, consultant, and mentor at the Agile Fluency® Project spoke to Large Scale Scrum Meetup of NYC.  Diana co-authored the books Agile Retrospectives: Making Good Teams Great; Liftoff: Start and Sustain Successful Agile Teams; Five Rules for Accelerated Learning.   She co-originated the Agile Fluency® model and co-authored the eBook, The Agile Fluency Model: A Brief Guide to Success with Agile.

Diana’s Presentation:

Exercise on Types of Limits (Audience)

  • Limit: Definition of Done
  • Commit to just a small task (that contributes to a larger goal)
  • Sprint duration
  • WIP limits
  • Limits on what behavior is acceptable
  • Single-task until it hurts
  • Time-boxed scrum events
  • Limits to help teams: Only permit a story that has value directly to a customer
  • WIP, CONWIP, personal WIP, portfolio WIP, just Whip it
  • Brainstorm better, Focus your content, Give yourself deadlines
  • Limit to a number of organizational layers and managers
  • Sprint goals /product areas to reduce context switching and increase focus
  • Limits of emphasis on individual performance (in favor of team performance)