LeSS Works: Conversation With Agile Manifesto Co-Creator – Uncle Bob Martin

Recording – TBD Summary: In this talk, Uncle Bob transports you into an alternate reality where he is your new CTO. This is what he expects from you. As you listen, notice how reasonable these expectations are to customers and users. Notice also how impossible they appear to programmers.   Bio of Robert C. Martin: … Read more

LeSS Talks: Professor Snowden, Answering Tough Questions For: Individuals, Companies, Industry

This topic was based on the questions, crowdsourced from the audience, for Professor Snowden. The questions covered: Complexity management vs. complexity reduction. This jives so much with dependency management vs. dependency reduction. Companies tend to skillfully MANAGE complexity and dependencies, with more tools, processes and processors, as opposed to reducing them. Any thoughts on this? … Read more

LeSS Talks: Understanding Organizations as a complex adaptive system, with Dave Snowden

Download Chat Script Synopsis: Understanding the organization as a complex adaptive system offers many opportunities to organizations to increase the rate of innovation and remove excessive costs by understanding what can actually managed. This session will provide some of the background principles to managing complexity and will also look at pragmatic methods and tools that … Read more

LeSS with Gene and James: Improving Quickly Requires Fixing Structure

Deep and narrow organizational design changes aligned with adaptability can produce fruitful outcomes far faster than applying management pressure to squeeze improved performance out of the status quo system. A deep and narrow LeSS adoption will rapidly produce improvement in adaptability and value delivery, even when the discomfort resulting from increased transparency sometimes makes it … Read more

Agile Vietnam Conference 2022: Majority of “Agile Transformations” Are Fakes And Failures. But There Are Exceptions.

Synopsis: Most of ‘agile transformations’ are failures and/or fakes. Many people that claim triumphing successes with agile transformations, do this to simply to advance upwards on their own career ladder, since their compensation and promotion are dependent on their own claims of success.  Nowadays, the words “agile”, “enterprise” and “scaling” are mostly misunderstood and frequently … Read more

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