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

Coach’s Experience Report: Putting LeSS Teachings to Work

  The following Coach’s Experience Report describes various teachings of Large Scale Scrum (LeSS) framework in the context of their practical use by Agile Coach. What is below does not represent a single case with a single organization or company. Rather, experiences with multiple organizations, under different conditions are being described. By the same reasoning, … Read more

Quotes from “Get Rid of the Performance Review!: How Companies Can Stop Intimidating, Start Managing–and Focus on What Really Matters” by Culbert, Samuel A. & Laurence Rout

Samuel A. Culbert is an award winning author, researcher and full-time, tenured professor at UCLA’s Anderson School of Management. His laboratory is the world of work where he puts conventional managerial assumptions under a microscope to uncover and replace dysfunctional practices. He holds a B.S. in Systems Engineering and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology. Culbert has developed … Read more

Quotes from: ““Punished by Rewards: The Trouble with Gold Stars, Incentive Plans, A’s, Praise, and Other Bribes” by Alfie Kohn

Alfie Kohn writes and speaks widely on human behavior, education, and parenting. He is the author of twelve books and hundreds of articles. Kohn has been described by Time Magazine as “perhaps the country’s most outspoken critic of education’s fixation on grades and test scores.” He has appeared twice on “Oprah,” as well as on … Read more

January 2016 CLP/CLE LeSS Newsletter

Author: Bas Vodde Since last newsletter, several case studies have been published: LeSS adoption at a bavarian car manufacturer (BMW Group) LeSS Adoption for a Safety & Security Management Product More available on the case study page Some LeSS related videos you might be interested in: Fireside Story during meet-up in London – Bas Vodde … Read more

Agile Coaching – Lessons from the Trenches

Authors: Gene Gendel and Erin Perry High performing organizations, high performing teams, and high performing people do not often happen organically. They are a return on investment. We’ve spent time in the trenches, both giving and receiving coaching, at organisations of all sizes: from small startups to large enterprises. In this article, we will use … Read more