“What is Parallel Organization?”, with Konstantin Ribel

On Tuesday, October 12, 2021, the Twin Cities LeSS meetup (note: all past recordings of the meetup can be found here). hosted a great webinar with Konstantin Ribel – Certified Scrum Master and LeSS Trainer from Germany. The recoding and materials are below: Download materials In this webinar, Konstantin covered the following topics: The meaning … 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

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 Roman Pichler

I (Gene is here) had the pleasure of having a discussion with Roman Pichler, the author of “Agile Product Management with Scrum: Creating Products that Customers Love” (as well as a few other great publications), who recently wrote “Five Product Owner Myths Busted“, making multiple references to SAFe.  In our discussion, particularly, we focused on … Read more

Candid, Unscripted Conversation About SAFe, with Bob Schatz (CST)

Tweet I (Gene here) had the pleasure of having a candid, unscripted conversation with  Bob Schatz – one of the old timers in the arena of Agile and Scrum and early Certified Scrum Trainers (CST), who learned directly from Ken Schwaber (the co-creator of Scrum).  Bob openly shared some of his thinking and sentiments about SAFe – … 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