LeSS with Gene and James: Focusing on Fundamentals. Reducing “Second Market” Frameworks.

Summary: Why do we need more fancy frameworks? Why not re-focus on having small successes with good-n-old fundamentals? The history of Agile Manifesto (AM) and Scrum has 20+ years. Yet, the % of companies that are consistent with basic principles of AM that can demonstrate rudimentary success with Scrum is still very low. These are … 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

01/10-LeSS Talks: Lead and Serve Others: Focus on the Team, Not Individuals, by Johanna Rothman

  Materials | Live Chat Transcript A very relevant resource: Gap Between Science and Business Additional Learning Assets: Upcoming LeSS Training Additional Self-Study Assets: 05/05 – LESS TALKS: Dave Snowden: Answering Tough Questions (Q&A) 02/27 – LESS TALKS: Q & A on “The Spotify “Model”: Don’t Simply Copy-Paste”, with Evan Campbell SAFe: Market Share Increase. … Read more

SEPTEMBER 02-04: CERTIFIED LESS BASICS (CLB) COURSES | VIRTUAL

Reviewing Before Class Introduction to LeSS (Large-Scale Scrum) (video) “The Contract Game” (22-44min), by Craig Larman (video) “Team Output Owner (TOO)” – why “Scrum” fails at your organization, by Michael James (video) LeSS Structure Getting Started System Thinking – what is it? What is System Modelling in LeSS class? (video) Debriefing Systems Modeling (video) Lean Thinking – what is it? Proper … Read more

07/02 – LESS TALKS: Why Is Independent Teams With Microservices a Bad Idea?

Download Materials Additional assets recommended: 05/05 – LESS TALKS: Dave Snowden: Answering Tough Questions (Q&A) 02/27 – LESS TALKS: Q & A on “The Spotify “Model”: Don’t Simply Copy-Paste”, with Evan SAFe: Market Share Increase. Rapid Growth. What is the recipe? (please, make sure to reference to large collection of references at the bottom of this … Read more

06/23 – LESS TALKS: What is “UNDONE” Department And How To Eradicate It?

Materials used Additional assets recommended: 05/05 – LESS TALKS: Dave Snowden: Answering Tough Questions (Q&A) 02/27 – LESS TALKS: Q & A on “The Spotify “Model”: Don’t Simply Copy-Paste”, with Evan SAFe: Market Share Increase. Rapid Growth. What is the recipe? (please, make sure to reference to large collection of references at the bottom of this … Read more

05/12 – LESS TALKS: Meet Diana Larsen: “How do limits empower your Agility?”

On 05/12, a visionary pragmatist, Diana Larsen is co-founder, Chief Connector and a principal coach, consultant, and mentor at the Agile Fluency® Project spoke to Large Scale Scrum Meetup of NYC.  Diana co-authored the books Agile Retrospectives: Making Good Teams Great; Liftoff: Start and Sustain Successful Agile Teams; Five Rules for Accelerated Learning.   She co-originated … Read more

How to Identify “Agile Masquerades”? What Alternatives Could We Offer Instead?

My (Gene is here) great opportunity to present at Agile Coaching and Beyond meetup, of Bucharest, Romania on April 21st, 2020.  Many thanks to Amir Peled for having me on the podium. Great crowd and questions. Presentation Materials Some of the most salient points in the presentation: Are you relying on quality talent to assist you … Read more