Quotes from: Implementing Beyond Budgeting: Unlocking the Performance Potential, by Bjarte Bogsnes

Bjarte Bogsnes (left) has a long international career, both in Finance and HR. He is currently heading up the Beyond Budgeting implementation at Statoil, Scandinavia’s largest company with operations in 36 countries and a turnover of 130 bn USD. On Fortune 500, the company was recently ranked #1 on Social responsibility and #7 on Innovation. Transparency … Read more

Managing Performance by Extrinsic “Motivation”

“The idea of a merit rating is alluring. The sound of the words captivates the imagination: pay for what you get; get what you pay for; motivate people to do their best, for their own good. The effect is exactly the opposite of what the words promise.” -Edward Deming, “Out of Crisis” This article took … Read more

May 11 – LeSS Talks: Coordination and Management in Large Scale Scrum

Tweet First, we covered basic dynamics of Scrum (roles, artifacts, ceremonies). Then,  we shifted gears to ‘activities on a typical project’ and the group 20, or so, did a “brain dump” of all possible activities they could think of at the moment.  Then, we removed redundancies, cleaned up the board  ….played “Who Stole my Cheese?” game, … Read more

SAFe: Market Share Increase. Rapid Growth. What is the recipe?

Tweet References (bottom of page) Some time ago, there was a webinar recorded by VersionOne: How to use SAFe® to Deliver Value at Enterprise Scale Q&A Discussion with Dean Leffingwell).   If you fast-forward to about 23 min, 20 seconds into the recording, you will hear the following statement: “…We don’t typically mess with your organizational structure because that is … Read more

Global SCRUM GATHERING® Orlando 2016

It was a great event, with more than 1200 people attending from all over the world.  Tons of great presentations and collaborative sessions.  Below, are some captured moments with my peers and colleagues – the people that made my personal experience at the gathering so rich and memorable.  The coaches and trainers of Scrum Alliance have always … Read more

APRIL 6TH-8TH: CERTIFIED LESS PRACTITIONER COURSE WITH CRAIG LARMAN | NYC



Please, join Large Scale Scrum (LeSS) Meet-Up group in NYC

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Day 1

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Day 2

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Day 3

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March 29th -LeSS Talks: Agility at Scale: Component vs. Feature Teams in LeSS

Thanks to everyone who joined the event and participated. Some great and challenging questions!  Some Kodak moments are below.  Apologies for having most of images facing the wall, next time we shall have more facing our great audience :).   https://www.meetup.com/Large-Scale-Scrum-LeSS-in-NYC/events/229733065/   https://www.meetup.com/New-York-Adventures-with-Agile/events/229733284/  

“How to make your teams faster” – with Dr Jeff Sutherland & Scrum Inc

Last night, Dr. Jeff Sutherland, the co-creator of Scrum and CEO of Scrum Inc., gave an energizing presentation of the Bank of Mellon NY. The following topics were covered: How to make your teams faster The competitive secrets behind high-performing organizations How to create value that wins using the Power of Disruptive Leadership. If you … Read more

Artificial Ring-Fencing And Separating Walls Crumble, Eventually

When it comes to defining organizational structures that support product development, it is important to remember the idea, introduced by  computer programmer Melvin Conway in 1967, later referred to as Coway’s Law: “…organizations which design systems … are constrained to produce designs which are copies of the communication structures of these organizations….“. Effectively, this law means that … Read more