LeSS Talks: July 10: Teamwork, great collaboration and performance, for the whole organization, with Ari Tikka

A great talk by Ari Tikka (Certified LeSS Coach) and his colleague Ran Nyman (Certified LeSS Trainer), both of the Finland training and coaching company Gosei Oy: “Teamwork, great collaboration and performance, for the whole organization“: Materials  XP2020 presentation (direct link to videos)

Candid, Unscripted Conversation About SAFe, with Roman Pichler

I (Gene is here) had the pleasure of having a discussion with Roman Pichler, the author of “Agile Product Management with Scrum: Creating Products that Customers Love” (as well as a few other great publications), who recently wrote “Five Product Owner Myths Busted“, making multiple references to SAFe.  In our discussion, particularly, we focused on … Read more

Candid, Unscripted Conversation About SAFe, with Bob Schatz (CST)

Tweet I (Gene here) had the pleasure of having a candid, unscripted conversation with  Bob Schatz – one of the old timers in the arena of Agile and Scrum and early Certified Scrum Trainers (CST), who learned directly from Ken Schwaber (the co-creator of Scrum).  Bob openly shared some of his thinking and sentiments about SAFe – … Read more

Candid, Unscripted Conversation About SAFe, with Mike Cohn

Tweet I (Gene here) had the pleasure of having a candid, unscripted conversation with Mike Cohn – one of the best known names and biggest contributors to what is known today as Agile and Scrum.  Mike openly shared some of his thinking that went into creating L.A.F.A.B.L.E. web page, a few years ago, where he described … Read more

Make Your Coaching Organization Into A Role Model For The Rest Of Your Organization

In this post: Introduction Agile Transformation Group (ATG) Purpose/Focus Position Structure Agile Transformation Team (ATT) Purpose/Focus Position Structure Self-Organization Engagement Example Conclusion Introduction: In their journey, to become more adaptive (agile), organizations need guidance and support.  Ideally, organizations should own their own agile transformations: experiments, decisions, successes and failures, with minimal reliance on external help, … Read more

Candid, Unscripted Conversation About SAFe, with Tom Mellor (CST)

Tweet I (Gene here) had the pleasure of having a candid, unscripted Conversation About SAFe, with Tom Mellor – one of the early days’ Certified Scrum Trainers (CST).  Tom openly shared some of his personal knowledge and views about SAFe, much of which was based on Tom’s many years in the industry experience and the … Read more

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

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