01/31 – LeSS Talks: Abusing Metrics for Dummies: How to manipulate data to make us look good?

Today’s  great presentation by Certified LeSS Trainer (CLT) from Israel – Elad Sofer. Please, contact Elad directly for an details. Materials Used Main points: Data driven organizations are prone  to abusing metrics The word agile has outgrown itself The Observer Effect: the act of observing something, changes it Metrics measurement: manipulates behavior “Velocity is productivity … Read more

Exposing Invisible Organizational Dynamics w/System Thinking & Modelling @ Agile KC

  Please note: all system models are conditional and not conclusive.  We model a system to have a conversation. Upcoming LeSS Training  Additional recommended assets: Understanding Root Causes of Command & Control Behavior through System Modelling (CLD) Understanding Scrum Roles through System Modelling (CLD) 05/05 – LESS TALKS: Dave Snowden: Answering Tough Questions (Q&A) 02/27 … Read more

April 15-17: Certified LeSS Basics (CLB) Course | Virtual

Another engaging and highly interactive Certified LeSS Basics (CLB) virtual class is complete.   People attended from many corners of the map: NY, NJ, FL, MO, IL, NC, Peru, Bangladesh.  The students engaged in a highly interactive collaboration, with questions and exercises, using Causal Loop Diagram (CLD) technique, exploring the following topics: Agile Big-Bangs, Internal Contracts, Local Optimization, … Read more

04/07 – LESS TALKS: Irony With Fake LeSS (is_Scrum) Adoption, with Dr. Wolfgang Richter, CLT

Dr. Wolfgang Richter is the founder and CEO of JIPP.IT GmbH (https://www.jipp.it/), an Agile Change Agency. He is a Certified Scrum Trainer (CST), Certified LeSS Trainer (CLT) and Coach and works with Scrum and Agile Methods since 1998. He and his team specializes in improving processes and structures by using agile methods and principles. Agile … Read more

April 02-03: Certified LeSS Basics (CLB) Course | Virtual

Another engaging and highly interactive Certified LeSS Basics (CLB) virtual class is complete.   People attended from many corners of the map: London, NYC, Chicago, Sarajevo, Dayton, Santiago, Sao Paulo, Atlanta, Phoenix and Florida 04/09-10 – Certified Large Scale Scrum (LeSS) Basics (CLB) – Virtual 04/15-17 – Certified Large Scale Scrum (LeSS) Basics (CLB) – Virtual … Read more

03/31 – LESS TALKS: An introduction to Beyond Budgeting – Business Agility in practice, with Bjarte Bogsness

Bjarte Bogsnes has a long international career, both in Finance and HR. He is a pioneer in the Beyond Budgeting movement, and has been heading up the implementation of Beyond Budgeting at Equinor (formerly Statoil), Scandinavia’s largest company. He led a similar initiative in Borealis in the mid-nineties, one of the companies that inspired the … Read more

03/30 – LESS TALKS: Virtual Collaboration & Facilitation Lab – Part 2

One of the most powerful techniques to understand organizational design and dynamics is to model them, with your colleagues, in front of a white board. Not according to ‘best practices and cook books 😉 but based deep system thinking and shared understanding, by all participants. But what if you cannot get together in front of … Read more

03/03 – LESS TALKS: Meet Ron Jeffries & Chet Hendrickson @ LeSS NYC (‘Dark Scrum’ and more…)

Tweet First and most importantly: Ron Jeffries and Chet Hendrickson are long time friends and colleagues who both had a huge impact on what defines AGILITY. About Ron: Ron Jeffries is author of Extreme Programming Adventures in C#, the senior author of Extreme Programming Installed, and was the on-site XP coach for the original Extreme … Read more

02/18 – LESS TALKS: Tsvi Gal, CIO/CTO @ multiple Fin-Techs: sharing experiences about organizational agility

Tweet Tsvi Gal is an accomplished technology business leader, the winner of the Einstein Award for technology excellence.  Tsvi had served as CTO and CIO at a number of large enterprises: Morgan Stanley, Bridgewater Associates, Deutsche Bank Investment Banking, Time Warner Music Group and other companies.  Tsvi has extensive experience in technology and operations, mostly … Read more

02/11 – LESS TALKS: Nicolas M. Chaillan, US Air Force Chief Software Officer On Technology Agility, Scaling and More

On February 11, 2020, NYC Large Scale Scrum (LeSS) meetup was honored to host the event for a special guest-speaker Nicolas Chaillan – the first Air Force Chief Software Officer.  Nicolas is also the co-lead for the Department of Defense Enterprise DevSecOps Initiative with the Department of Defense Chief Information Officer. His full bio is available … Read more