LeSS Talks: July 18: Leveraging LeSS Org Design to Build Competence & Coaching Practice

Materials Synopsis: If you want to lead people, be worth following. Erin Perry and JP White will talk about ways to build a transformation leadership team that inspires envy and leads by example in all things. They’ll share techniques that you can use to shape your transformation org, with real examples of teams they’ve built … Read more

LeSS Talks: July 10: Teamwork, great collaboration and performance, for the whole organization, with Ari Tikka

A great talk by Ari Tikka (Certified LeSS Coach) and his colleague Ran Nyman (Certified LeSS Trainer), both of the Finland training and coaching company Gosei Oy: “Teamwork, great collaboration and performance, for the whole organization“: Materials  XP2020 presentation (direct link to videos)

Candid, Unscripted Conversation About SAFe, with Roman Pichler

I (Gene is here) had the pleasure of having a discussion with Roman Pichler, the author of “Agile Product Management with Scrum: Creating Products that Customers Love” (as well as a few other great publications), who recently wrote “Five Product Owner Myths Busted“, making multiple references to SAFe.  In our discussion, particularly, we focused on … Read more

Candid, Unscripted Conversation About SAFe, with Bob Schatz (CST)

Tweet I (Gene here) had the pleasure of having a candid, unscripted conversation with  Bob Schatz – one of the old timers in the arena of Agile and Scrum and early Certified Scrum Trainers (CST), who learned directly from Ken Schwaber (the co-creator of Scrum).  Bob openly shared some of his thinking and sentiments about SAFe – … Read more

Candid, Unscripted Conversation About SAFe, with Mike Cohn

Tweet I (Gene here) had the pleasure of having a candid, unscripted conversation with Mike Cohn – one of the best known names and biggest contributors to what is known today as Agile and Scrum.  Mike openly shared some of his thinking that went into creating L.A.F.A.B.L.E. web page, a few years ago, where he described … Read more

Make Your Coaching Organization Into A Role Model For The Rest Of Your Organization

In this post: Introduction Agile Transformation Group (ATG) Purpose/Focus Position Structure Agile Transformation Team (ATT) Purpose/Focus Position Structure Self-Organization Engagement Example Conclusion Introduction: In their journey, to become more adaptive (agile), organizations need guidance and support.  Ideally, organizations should own their own agile transformations: experiments, decisions, successes and failures, with minimal reliance on external help, … Read more

From Maximum Busy-Ness to Maximum Learning, with Esther Derby & Johanna Rothman

Additional Assets: From Johanna Rothman Behind Closed Doors: Secrets of Great Management The Modern Management Made Easy Resource efficiency thinking vs. flow efficiency About cycle time From Esther Derby Podcast YouTube channel Questions Asked & Answered In our organization, there is a lot of emphasis on speed of delivery, efficiency and productivity.  Line managers believe … Read more

Candid, Unscripted Conversation About SAFe, with Tom Mellor (CST)

Tweet I (Gene here) had the pleasure of having a candid, unscripted Conversation About SAFe, with Tom Mellor – one of the early days’ Certified Scrum Trainers (CST).  Tom openly shared some of his personal knowledge and views about SAFe, much of which was based on Tom’s many years in the industry experience and the … Read more

Transformations Gone Wrong: Erin Perry, JP White and Gene Gendel

My good-old friends Erin Perry and JP White have invited me to their regular Vlog session. The topic was  Transformations [Agile], Gone Wrong.  Both, Erin and JP have a lot of experience on the subject. So, the three of us had a nice discussion.  We discussed mocked-up transformations, copy-paste frameworks (and their market share capturing success), credibility/reliability of home-grown-my-own “operating models” … … Read more

LeSS Adoption Preparation References

Tweet LeSS Training Deck (available only to LeSS class ex-students) LeSS Adoption Journey Map LeSS Product Definition & Expansion Worksheet Virtual Events in LeSS (Tips & Tricks) System Modelling Exercises (with Solutions) The Complete Picture of LeSS (LeSS “Onion”) Feature Team Primer Agile Contracts Primer Product Definition, DoD & Team ‘Blueprint’ Class Exercise LeSS Game: … Read more