Feature Teams vs. Product Teams? Organizational Implications of False Dichotomy.

This post is an extension of an older discussion and therefore, briefly, about the history: Back in 2019, the Founder and Partner of SVPG (Silicon Valley Product Group), Marty Kagan wrote the post “Product vs. Feature Teams”, where he defined two types of teams: product and feature, and then compared-contrasted them.  He also contrasted them … Read more

Following FTAM By Expanding DoD VS. Becoming A Hostage To Traditional Org Structure

When a team is not able to deliver a product increment (PSPI) at the end of a sprint, we should not automatically assume that its developers poorly estimated, refined or planned their work.  There could be other reasons.  In fact, there are many teams that can meet their own Definition of Done (DoD) pretty consistently, … Read more

LeSS Talks: German Big Insurance Case Study Discussion, with Wolfgang Steffens

Case Study | Wolfgang Steffens – Author/Presenter | LinkedIn Profile Initial Questions Submitted to Wolfgang Steffens: Why in Faux (Fake) Scrum =”Scrum” with component teams, there a 1-to-1 ratio between a team and “PO”. Who and How was involved in defining Requirement Areas (RAs)? How were people chosen? Who validated that they were right people? … Read more

“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