LeSS Talks: EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE DEVELOPMENT, with Columbia Professor Chuck Garcia

Recording/Materials: TBD Summary: n this era of profound uncertainty, the science of Emotional Intelligence (EQ) has taken center stage. As you reflect on Covid 19’s impact at home and work, learning to become more empathetic is more critical than ever. Yet the tools needed to develop EQ are often unknown or misunderstood. Consequently, Chuck Garcia … Read more

LeSS with Gene and James: Focusing on Fundamentals. Reducing “Second Market” Frameworks.

Summary: Why do we need more fancy frameworks? Why not re-focus on having small successes with good-n-old fundamentals? The history of Agile Manifesto (AM) and Scrum has 20+ years. Yet, the % of companies that are consistent with basic principles of AM that can demonstrate rudimentary success with Scrum is still very low. These are … Read more

LeSS Talks: Understanding Organizations as a complex adaptive system, with Dave Snowden

Download Chat Script Synopsis: Understanding the organization as a complex adaptive system offers many opportunities to organizations to increase the rate of innovation and remove excessive costs by understanding what can actually managed. This session will provide some of the background principles to managing complexity and will also look at pragmatic methods and tools that … Read more

LeSS with Gene and James: Internal [Unintentional] Distortions of LeSS

Multiple Component (or even Feature/Product Teams) Teams, sprinting concurrently != LeSS Is this and attempt to scale? This is copy-pasting, at best. If different products are involved, why same sprinting schedule matters? If teams build the same product but do not share a backlog/PO – what is the benefit of concurrency? Is this just a … Read more

LeSS with Gene and James: Improving Quickly Requires Fixing Structure

Deep and narrow organizational design changes aligned with adaptability can produce fruitful outcomes far faster than applying management pressure to squeeze improved performance out of the status quo system. A deep and narrow LeSS adoption will rapidly produce improvement in adaptability and value delivery, even when the discomfort resulting from increased transparency sometimes makes it … Read more