LeSS Talks: October 10: Experienced Coaches Share Their Learning Journey & Perspective

The great panel of experienced coaches came together to answer the following questions: What is the most memorable part of your coaching journey? Why did you choose to pursue CEC, CTC in the first place? What was your motivation? To what extent did CTC (or CEC, respectively) process make you challenge your self-perception, as a … Read more

LeSS Talks: August 29: Dependency Myth Busting – Avoiding the Beliefs That Can Kill Agility @ Scale, with Ken Rubin

Here is a short synopsis of Ken Ruben’s talk: More project managers, PM teams and tools (e.g. Jira) will not solve your problems More advanced ‘dependency management processes’ will not solve your problems Misalignment of OKRs between multiple POs – this is what excessive dependency management leads to Escalation to C-Level is not always the right … Read more

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)

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

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

LeSS Talks: May 22: Darwin Theory of Agile Coaching Evolution, with Ron Whitebread

Tweet Learn how one company iterated on their coaching approach – from experimentation to big consulting “transformation” to systems thinking enablement (transitioning from being supported by one of Big 5 consultancy companies, with their “push agile” model,  to a reputable, boutique agile coaching and training company) – to become more effective in achieving desired outcomes, … Read more

04/11 – LeSS Talks: Branching Strategy and CI/CD in Agile Development, with Thierry de Pauw

Tweet Materials | Speaker’s Site Main Take-away Points: “Developing in isolation can help an individual go faster but it does not help a team go faster. Merge time and rework cannot be estimated and will vary wildly, and the team can only go as fast as the slowest merge.” – Steve Smith “A spike solution … Read more