LeSS Talks: Agile Transformation And The Elephant In The Room, with Bjarte Bogsnes

Download Materials This session will address why any agile transformation will struggle without Beyond Budgeting. Agile was not intended and designed as an agile way of running an organization, whereas Beyond Budgeting was. Learn how an entire organization can be run in an agile way, applying the Beyond Budgeting principles. You will get unique insights … Read more

LeSS Talks: Should Design Teams Sprint Separately From Feature/Product Teams?

Materials Sometimes, we see traditional component teams, adopting Scrum dynamics and trying to sprint within narrow dimensions of their component specialty. They [teams] go through ‘motions’ of sprinting (attending Scrum events, creating Scrum artifacts, assigning Scrum roles), yet at the end of a sprint, they are not able to deliver a PSPI. Such teams tend … Read more

LeSS with Gene and James: LeSS Training Alone Is Not Enough

LeSS badge is a validation of training content authenticity and quality LeSS badge is not proof of attendee’s post-training capability LeSS training is not enough to ensure success with a LeSS adoption, even if training is authentic Self-study BEFORE and self-reflection AFTER LeSS training is a huge plus Initial LeSS adoption coaching is important

LeSS with Gene and James: Internal [Unintentional] Distortions of LeSS

Multiple Component (or even Feature/Product Teams) Teams, sprinting concurrently != LeSS Is this and attempt to scale? This is copy-pasting, at best. If different products are involved, why same sprinting schedule matters? If teams build the same product but do not share a backlog/PO – what is the benefit of concurrency? Is this just a … Read more

LeSS with Gene and James: Improving Quickly Requires Fixing Structure

Deep and narrow organizational design changes aligned with adaptability can produce fruitful outcomes far faster than applying management pressure to squeeze improved performance out of the status quo system. A deep and narrow LeSS adoption will rapidly produce improvement in adaptability and value delivery, even when the discomfort resulting from increased transparency sometimes makes it … Read more

LeSS with Gene and James: Multi-Team Refinement

For so many companies, inability to estimate, forecast, budget, and manage expectations of clients, users, and management is a big issue. Below, are some of the most commonly heard concerns: Our teams cannot accurately estimate work. Our teams are not stable and not dedicated. Capacity is unpredictable. Not everyone is cross-functional and everyone does their … Read more

LeSS with Gene and James: Selecting a LeSS Trainer

Has your organization decided that it no longer wishes to be fooled by the “Agile Theater” that peppers tens of thousands of people with shallow, superficial and fake changes? Do you feel that you wish to improve your organizational design more systemically, by bringing delivery people closer to users/stakeholders/customers, while reducing redundant org layers? Great! … Read more

Nov 15-17: Certified LeSS For Executives with Craig Larman | NYC

3 days of deep insights, system thinking, reflections, discovering and owning the system we operate within! Thank you Gene Gendel for the recommendation!  3 days with Craig Larman were thought provoking, deep, and inspiring! Read the complete Linked post by Elena Aminova   “To the wall” is something you’ll hear a lot from Craig Larman when you take … Read more

Lunch & Learn @ Large Bank: LeSS Overview & Q&A

  Connect with Gene Download materials Feature Teams vs. Product Teams? Organizational Implications of False Dichotomy LeSS and SAFe: Understanding The Differences LeSS ‘Getting Started’ steps Product Discovery & Definition Workshop (download free templates) Virtual Events(Tips & Tricks)  Self-Assessments Upcoming LeSS training You Get What you Ask For: Agile Coaches-“Centaurs” (about coaching & coaches) Global … Read more