LeSS Adoption Preparation References

Tweet LeSS Training Deck (available only to LeSS class ex-students) LeSS Adoption Journey Map LeSS Product Definition & Expansion Worksheet Virtual Events in LeSS (Tips & Tricks) System Modelling Exercises (with Solutions) The Complete Picture of LeSS (LeSS “Onion”) Feature Team Primer Agile Contracts Primer Product Definition, DoD & Team ‘Blueprint’ Class Exercise LeSS Game: … Read more

LeSS Talks: May 22: Darwin Theory of Agile Coaching Evolution, with Ron Whitebread

Tweet Learn how one company iterated on their coaching approach – from experimentation to big consulting “transformation” to systems thinking enablement (transitioning from being supported by one of Big 5 consultancy companies, with their “push agile” model,  to a reputable, boutique agile coaching and training company) – to become more effective in achieving desired outcomes, … Read more

03/14 – LeSS Talks: Johanna Rothman: How To Create a Career Ladder for Vertical and Lateral Movement

Tweet Materials Johanna Rothman’s monthly newsletter “Pragmatic Manager” and her blogs can be found at www.jrothman.com and www.createadaptablelife.com Additional Assets Relevant to the Topic: Gap Between Science and Business OKR: Narrowing the gap between “O” AND “KR” Additional Learning Assets: Upcoming LeSS Training Additional Self-Study Assets: 05/05 – LESS TALKS: Dave Snowden: Answering Tough Questions … Read more

Changing Your Coaching Engagement Type

Tweet From Independent Coach – To Coach FTE From Coach FTE – an Independent Coach From Independent Coach  To Coach – FTE Imagine yourself: you – for many years, investing into and developing your own career path, as an independent, professional coach.  You have years of experience behind your back, serving many different companies, many … Read more

LeSS and SAFe: Understanding The Differences

[Cross-posted by Scrum Alliance] History & Origins Market Share, Framework Versioning and Certifications Influence by Large Consultancies Business Partnership with Tooling Companies Framework ‘Size’ and Traditional Organizational Design Team Structure and Coordination Backlogs and Product Centricity Product Ownership Proximity of Customers, Users and Stakeholders Integration and Release Management Agile Leadership and Frameworks Conclusion & References History … Read more

02/13-LeSS Talks: Co-Creator of Nexus (Richard Hundhausen) with LeSS Trainer (Greg Hutchings)

Shared Assets: To contact: Richard Hundhausen To contact: Greg Hutchings https://www.linkedin.com/in/rhundhausen/ @scaleagile Additional Self-Study Assets: https://github.myshopify.com/products/octoplush https://less.works/resources/LeSS-complete-picture.pdf https://www.keystepstosuccess.com/2016/05/safe 05/05 – LESS TALKS: Dave Snowden: Answering Tough Questions (Q&A) 02/27 – LESS TALKS: Q & A on “The Spotify “Model”: Don’t Simply Copy-Paste”, with Evan Campbell SAFe: Market Share Increase. Rapid Growth. What is the recipe? (please, … Read more

Use of Velocity in Complex Organizational Settings

LeSS Scrum Master David Nielsen and I have discussed system dynamics in complex organizational settings, with respect to Velocity, produced by a single team and/or multiple teams.  We did only one cut (no dress rehearsals, dry runs or editing). The following system variables were identified and their cause & effect relationship was ‘unpacked’: Ability to … Read more

01/31 – LeSS Talks: Abusing Metrics for Dummies: How to manipulate data to make us look good?

Today’s  great presentation by Certified LeSS Trainer (CLT) from Israel – Elad Sofer. Please, contact Elad directly for an details. Materials Used Main points: Data driven organizations are prone  to abusing metrics The word agile has outgrown itself The Observer Effect: the act of observing something, changes it Metrics measurement: manipulates behavior “Velocity is productivity … Read more

01/15-LeSS Talks: System Modelling in LeSS with Robin Hyman

Miro Board Export Relevant References: About System Thinking Understanding Scrum Roles through System Modelling (CLD) Understanding Root Causes of Command & Control Behavior through System Modelling (CLD) Causal Loop Diagrams (CLD) & System Thinking – Example 2 Additional STRUCTURED LEARNING Learning Assets: Upcoming LeSS Training Additional Self-Study Assets: 05/05 – LESS TALKS: Dave Snowden: Answering … Read more

01/10-LeSS Talks: Lead and Serve Others: Focus on the Team, Not Individuals, by Johanna Rothman

  Materials | Live Chat Transcript A very relevant resource: Gap Between Science and Business Additional Learning Assets: Upcoming LeSS Training Additional Self-Study Assets: 05/05 – LESS TALKS: Dave Snowden: Answering Tough Questions (Q&A) 02/27 – LESS TALKS: Q & A on “The Spotify “Model”: Don’t Simply Copy-Paste”, with Evan Campbell SAFe: Market Share Increase. … Read more