LeSS with Gene and James: Multi-Team Refinement

For so many companies, inability to estimate, forecast, budget, and manage expectations of clients, users, and management is a big issue. Below, are some of the most commonly heard concerns: Our teams cannot accurately estimate work. Our teams are not stable and not dedicated. Capacity is unpredictable. Not everyone is cross-functional and everyone does their … Read more

LeSS with Gene and James: Selecting a LeSS Trainer

Has your organization decided that it no longer wishes to be fooled by the “Agile Theater” that peppers tens of thousands of people with shallow, superficial and fake changes? Do you feel that you wish to improve your organizational design more systemically, by bringing delivery people closer to users/stakeholders/customers, while reducing redundant org layers? Great! … Read more

Nov 15-17: Certified LeSS For Executives with Craig Larman | NYC

3 days of deep insights, system thinking, reflections, discovering and owning the system we operate within! Thank you Gene Gendel for the recommendation!  3 days with Craig Larman were thought provoking, deep, and inspiring! Read the complete Linked post by Elena Aminova   “To the wall” is something you’ll hear a lot from Craig Larman when you take … Read more

Lunch & Learn @ Large Bank: LeSS Overview & Q&A

  Connect with Gene Download materials Feature Teams vs. Product Teams? Organizational Implications of False Dichotomy LeSS and SAFe: Understanding The Differences LeSS ‘Getting Started’ steps Product Discovery & Definition Workshop (download free templates) Virtual Events(Tips & Tricks)  Self-Assessments Upcoming LeSS training You Get What you Ask For: Agile Coaches-“Centaurs” (about coaching & coaches) Global … 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: Empowered Product Teams; Let’s Revisit The NNPG, with Gordon Weir

The New New Product Development Game (NNPG) [Takeuchi, Nonaka, 1986] introduced to a far greater audience what the most successful product companies were doing at the time. The research found that the most significant influence for successful products is the creation of teams that follow “a holistic or “rugby” approach—where a team tries to go … Read more

LeSS with Gene and James: From Component Teams to Feature Teams

Two Certified LeSS Coaches and Trainers (Gene Gendel and James Carpenter) have exchanged the ideas on the subject “From Component Teams to Feature Teams: Slow Expansion vs. All At Once From Start”.  The whole recording is about 15 minutes long. If you are interested in LeSS training with James and/or Gene, please bookmark this page. … Read more