LeSS Works: Conversation With Agile Manifesto Co-Creator – Uncle Bob Martin

Recording – TBD Summary: In this talk, Uncle Bob transports you into an alternate reality where he is your new CTO. This is what he expects from you. As you listen, notice how reasonable these expectations are to customers and users. Notice also how impossible they appear to programmers.   Bio of Robert C. Martin: … 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: 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

LeSS Talks: October 10: Experienced Coaches Share Their Learning Journey & Perspective

The great panel of experienced coaches came together to answer the following questions: What is the most memorable part of your coaching journey? Why did you choose to pursue CEC, CTC in the first place? What was your motivation? To what extent did CTC (or CEC, respectively) process make you challenge your self-perception, as a … Read more

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