LeSS Talks: Ending the Age of Misery, by Andy Hunt ( Agile Manifesto Co-Creator)

Click to Download Click to Download The the following key “AVOID” points were made: Avoid endless ticketing systems and [JIRA] “ticket-driven development” Avoid seeing “agile” now == Half-assed Scrum plus Jira tickets Avoid small tasks disconnected with context Avoid bogus “snake oil” tools & methods Avoid disconnected leadership, stakeholders, product owners, etc. Avoid destructive Social … Read more

LeSS Talks: Shift From Frantic and Stressful to Focused and Strategic PBR

Download Materials   Synopsis: AVOID Projects being added to your “product” backlog TRY Starting with impact and outcome during ideation AVOID Trying to make everyone happy TRY Thinking about what you’re saying “no” to…when you say “yes” AVOID Starting/working on everything TRY Visualizing intake to surface tradeoff discussion TRY Rationalizing stakeholder requests with user/customer behaviors … Read more

LeSS Talks: Maximizing Dependencies with Interdependent Teams, with Bas Vodde

Download Materials Why would we want maximize dependencies?  Why would we intentionally create a situation when one team is dependent on another team? Is not it exactly what we wish to avoid, for the sake of reducing an overhead of dependency management, local optimization and bureaucracy?  YES.  TRUE. However this is mainly true about asynchronous … Read more

LeSS Talks: GEMBA SPRINT Go, See and Do!, with Ahmad Fahmy

Also, watch: “Introducing the Gemba Sprint” (4 min) Synopsis: If teams are self-managing, why do you need managers? This was the question that Google’s Larry page and Sergey Brin debated in 2001. Ultimately, they decided that that management was unnecessary and initiated what they called a Disorg and fired all managers. A year later, there was an intellectual … Read more