Feature Teams vs. Product Teams? Organizational Implications of False Dichotomy.

This post is an extension of an older discussion and therefore, briefly, about the history: Back in 2019, the Founder and Partner of SVPG (Silicon Valley Product Group), Marty Kagan wrote the post “Product vs. Feature Teams”, where he defined two types of teams: product and feature, and then compared-contrasted them.  He also contrasted them … Read more

Following FTAM By Expanding DoD VS. Becoming A Hostage To Traditional Org Structure

When a team is not able to deliver a product increment (PSPI) at the end of a sprint, we should not automatically assume that its developers poorly estimated, refined or planned their work.  There could be other reasons.  In fact, there are many teams that can meet their own Definition of Done (DoD) pretty consistently, … Read more

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