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

02/13-LeSS Talks: Co-Creator of Nexus (Richard Hundhausen) with LeSS Trainer (Greg Hutchings)

Shared Assets: To contact: Richard Hundhausen To contact: Greg Hutchings https://www.linkedin.com/in/rhundhausen/ @scaleagile Additional Self-Study Assets: https://github.myshopify.com/products/octoplush https://less.works/resources/LeSS-complete-picture.pdf https://www.keystepstosuccess.com/2016/05/safe 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. Rapid Growth. What is the recipe? (please, … Read more

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

01/24-LeSS Talks: Experience Report: Navigating Self-Incorporated Consulting (Panel Discussion)

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. Rapid Growth. What is the recipe? (please, make sure to reference to large collection of references … 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

12/06-LeSS Talks: US Army’s Intelligence Staff Director COL Candice Frost on Crisis & Leadership

Colonel Candice Frost: Web site: https://colonelcandid.com/  LinkedIn page: https://www.linkedin.com/in/candicefrost1776/ Synopsis: An 80% solution on time is far better than a 100% solution late Defining Problem Statement Demonstrating a desire to create change Providing a clear Vision into the Future Leading by Example Clearing Paths to Achieve a Common Goal Changing is Constant Building Strong Relationships … Read more

11/18– LESS TALKS: Why Do Transformation Fail? Coordination Chaos, by Ari Tikka and Ran Nyman

Presented by  Ari Tikka and Ran Nyman (original source) Download Materials: https://www.keystepstosuccess.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/ari_ran_nyc_less_failed_transformations.pdf Upcoming LeSS Training  Additional recommended 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. Rapid Growth. What is the recipe? (please, … Read more

Shu-Ha-Ri

Click to enlarge We have to be careful, when applying the ancient Japanese martial art concept ShuHaRi (stages of learning to mastery), to modern corporate structures and organizational dynamics, when talking about agile: Some examples of a misuse: Laying ShuHaRi over fixed-in-scope strategic goals, while representing each phase (Shu, Ha, Ri) as a fixed-in-length time-box. … Read more

Word Play, Masquerades and Omissions with Scaling. Any Alternatives?

  Presentation Materials Upcoming LeSS Training  Additional recommended 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. Rapid Growth. What is the recipe? (please, make sure to reference to large collection of references … Read more

My CEC and CTC Journey

(Re-posted on LinkedIn | Scrum Alliance) This writing is way past overdue. I have been putting this off for, at least, a few years. But it is better later than never?. Today, I would like to share my (this is Gene) personal journey of becoming a Certified Enterprise (CEC) and Team (CTC) coach. About the … Read more