03/31 – LESS TALKS: An introduction to Beyond Budgeting – Business Agility in practice, with Bjarte Bogsness

Bjarte Bogsnes has a long international career, both in Finance and HR. He is a pioneer in the Beyond Budgeting movement, and has been heading up the implementation of Beyond Budgeting at Equinor (formerly Statoil), Scandinavia’s largest company. He led a similar initiative in Borealis in the mid-nineties, one of the companies that inspired the … Read more

03/30 – LESS TALKS: Virtual Collaboration & Facilitation Lab – Part 2

One of the most powerful techniques to understand organizational design and dynamics is to model them, with your colleagues, in front of a white board. Not according to ‘best practices and cook books 😉 but based deep system thinking and shared understanding, by all participants. But what if you cannot get together in front of … Read more

Common Misconceptions About Agile Multi-team Software Development

Michael Jamesis a software process mentor, team coach, and Scrum trainer with skills in Product Ownership (business), Scrum Mastery (facilitation), and the development team engineering practices (TDD, refactoring, continuous integration, pair programming) that allow Scrum to work. MJ has been involved with LeSS (Large Scale Scrum) longer than anyone else on the US West Coast. … Read more

03/24 – LESS TALKS: Virtual Collaboration & Facilitation Lab – Part 1

Presentation slides This session was the first one in a series of experiential sessions designed to help you navigate complexity of collaboration in a virtual space. The original agenda was, as follows: How can you keep it simple? What on-line collaboration tools are available for free or low cost? What’s useful in your Scrum events, … Read more

03/17 – LESS TALKS:: LeSS Experiments, Described From non-LeSS Perspective, by CIO

Please meet Isaac Sacolick – Best Selling Author, Top 100 Social CIO / CDO, Digital Transformation Influencer. Agile, DevOps, Data Science Innovator. Isaac – held multiple CIO at a number of organizations, including McGraw Hill – Construction. Slide Deck used Today, Isaac is the founder and President of StarCIO, a services company that guides client … Read more

03/03 – LESS TALKS: “What is Your Product?”, with Ellen Gottesdiener

Presentation on Slideshare To be product-aligned and customer-focused, everyone in your product development ecosystem needs to agree on the answer to the question, “What is Your Product?” Many organizations don’t have clarity on what their product or products are. Ambiguity and disagreement on the answer contribute to slow response to changing customer and market needs … Read more

Some Best Coaches May Face Some Biggest Challenges. Why?

Have you ever found yourself in a situation, where you feel that you have so much great value to bring to your potential client, that you are so much better than anyone else they may have considered for the role so far …. yet, a client is hesitant to bring you in. Why?  First, You … Read more

03/03 – LESS TALKS: Meet Ron Jeffries & Chet Hendrickson @ LeSS NYC (‘Dark Scrum’ and more…)

Tweet First and most importantly: Ron Jeffries and Chet Hendrickson are long time friends and colleagues who both had a huge impact on what defines AGILITY. About Ron: Ron Jeffries is author of Extreme Programming Adventures in C#, the senior author of Extreme Programming Installed, and was the on-site XP coach for the original Extreme … Read more