April 16 – LeSS Talks: Discovery of System Relationships with Causal Loop Diagrams

Weinberg-Brooks’ Law “More software projects have gone awry from management’s taking action based on incorrect system models than for all other causes combined.”   (Source: https://less.works/less/principles/systems_thinking.html) Today’s session was about Causal Loop Diagrams (CLD).  You may read more about CLDs here.  We discovered why the behavior of a large development group (a system) not understood or … Read more

APRIL 6TH-8TH: CERTIFIED LESS PRACTITIONER COURSE WITH CRAIG LARMAN | NYC



Please, join Large Scale Scrum (LeSS) Meet-Up group in NYC

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March 29th -LeSS Talks: Agility at Scale: Component vs. Feature Teams in LeSS

Thanks to everyone who joined the event and participated. Some great and challenging questions!  Some Kodak moments are below.  Apologies for having most of images facing the wall, next time we shall have more facing our great audience :).   https://www.meetup.com/Large-Scale-Scrum-LeSS-in-NYC/events/229733065/   https://www.meetup.com/New-York-Adventures-with-Agile/events/229733284/  

March 15 – LeSS Talks: LeSS Overview and Q&A

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A barrage of great questions made tonight’s session a long non-stop engaging dialogue.  As annual performance appraisal “specialists” say (I am being very sarcastic now 😉  ), the intensity of today’s discussion “EXCEEDED my expectations”, so maybe someone will give me a bonus  ;).  The collaboration system Nureva that I used in place of a slide deck was really helpful.  My personal retrospective: If I had just fewer slides on the wall, I could’ve made my presentation even more interactive.  So, for me, another lesson learned: LeSS is more.  And I promise to do it next time.  The next LeSS discussion will be a deep dive into one of LeSS topics.   Please, post questions or initiate discussions below.

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Below is the screenshot of Nureva virtual board with the set of questions that were captured.  They will become an input for our next meet-up(s):

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Note: Many thanks to Adventures with Agile – UK-based Community of Practice for scaling agile and organisational change,, for organizing this great event.

“How to make your teams faster” – with Dr Jeff Sutherland & Scrum Inc

Last night, Dr. Jeff Sutherland, the co-creator of Scrum and CEO of Scrum Inc., gave an energizing presentation of the Bank of Mellon NY. The following topics were covered: How to make your teams faster The competitive secrets behind high-performing organizations How to create value that wins using the Power of Disruptive Leadership. If you … Read more

Agile Coaching – Lessons from the Trenches

Authors: Gene Gendel and Erin Perry High performing organizations, high performing teams, and high performing people do not often happen organically. They are a return on investment. We’ve spent time in the trenches, both giving and receiving coaching, at organisations of all sizes: from small startups to large enterprises. In this article, we will use … Read more

Feb 1-3, 2016. Certified LeSS Practitioner in New York

Author: Gene Gendel Event Details  Large-Scale Scrum (LeSS) is a framework for scaling agile development to multiple teams. LeSS builds on top of the Scrum principles such as empiricism, cross-functional, self-managing teams and provides a framework for applying that at scale. It provides simple structural rules and guidelines on how to adopt Scrum in large product development. The … Read more