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

LeSS Talks: July 18: Leveraging LeSS Org Design to Build Competence & Coaching Practice

Materials Synopsis: If you want to lead people, be worth following. Erin Perry and JP White will talk about ways to build a transformation leadership team that inspires envy and leads by example in all things. They’ll share techniques that you can use to shape your transformation org, with real examples of teams they’ve built … Read more

Candid, Unscripted Conversation About SAFe, with Mike Cohn

Tweet I (Gene here) had the pleasure of having a candid, unscripted conversation with Mike Cohn – one of the best known names and biggest contributors to what is known today as Agile and Scrum.  Mike openly shared some of his thinking that went into creating L.A.F.A.B.L.E. web page, a few years ago, where he described … Read more

Make Your Coaching Organization Into A Role Model For The Rest Of Your Organization

In this post: Introduction Agile Transformation Group (ATG) Purpose/Focus Position Structure Agile Transformation Team (ATT) Purpose/Focus Position Structure Self-Organization Engagement Example Conclusion Introduction: In their journey, to become more adaptive (agile), organizations need guidance and support.  Ideally, organizations should own their own agile transformations: experiments, decisions, successes and failures, with minimal reliance on external help, … Read more

From Maximum Busy-Ness to Maximum Learning, with Esther Derby & Johanna Rothman

Additional Assets: From Johanna Rothman Behind Closed Doors: Secrets of Great Management The Modern Management Made Easy Resource efficiency thinking vs. flow efficiency About cycle time From Esther Derby Podcast YouTube channel Questions Asked & Answered In our organization, there is a lot of emphasis on speed of delivery, efficiency and productivity.  Line managers believe … Read more

03/14 – LeSS Talks: Johanna Rothman: How To Create a Career Ladder for Vertical and Lateral Movement

Tweet Materials Johanna Rothman’s monthly newsletter “Pragmatic Manager” and her blogs can be found at www.jrothman.com and www.createadaptablelife.com Additional Assets Relevant to the Topic: Gap Between Science and Business OKR: Narrowing the gap between “O” AND “KR” Additional Learning Assets: Upcoming LeSS Training Additional Self-Study Assets: 05/05 – LESS TALKS: Dave Snowden: Answering Tough Questions … Read more

Changing Your Coaching Engagement Type

Tweet From Independent Coach – To Coach FTE From Coach FTE – an Independent Coach From Independent Coach  To Coach – FTE Imagine yourself: you – for many years, investing into and developing your own career path, as an independent, professional coach.  You have years of experience behind your back, serving many different companies, many … Read more

LeSS and SAFe: Understanding The Differences

[Cross-posted by Scrum Alliance] History & Origins Market Share, Framework Versioning and Certifications Influence by Large Consultancies Business Partnership with Tooling Companies Framework ‘Size’ and Traditional Organizational Design Team Structure and Coordination Backlogs and Product Centricity Product Ownership Proximity of Customers, Users and Stakeholders Integration and Release Management Agile Leadership and Frameworks Conclusion & References History … Read more