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

LeSS Trainer’s Class Experience Report: Product Definition, DoD & Team ‘Blueprint’ Exercise

LeSS Adoption Journey Map | LeSS Product Expansion Worksheet Virtual Events in LeSS | System Modelling Exercises | LeSS “Onion” Feature Team Primer | Agile Contracts Primer This summary, is an experience report from the recently conducted online LeSS class (provisional CLP).  Specifically, this writing is about a few discussion topics, accompanied by in-class exercises … Read more

My CEC and CTC Journey

(Re-posted on LinkedIn | Scrum Alliance) This writing is way past overdue. I have been putting this off for, at least, a few years. But it is better later than never?. Today, I would like to share my (this is Gene) personal journey of becoming a Certified Enterprise (CEC) and Team (CTC) coach. About the … Read more

Agile Poetry In Motion

Lyrics written by: Gene Gendel | Musical/voice performance by: Erin Perry LinkedIn feed -1- It is time to get serious about agility: It is best to be viewed as PMO utility. Scrum and Kanban are agile “methodologies”, Agile Manifesto – is purists’ ideology. -2- Agile KPIs, metrics and RAGs, PMs – proudly wearing “Agile Coach” name … Read more

AUGUST 19-21: CERTIFIED LESS BASICS (CLB) COURSES | VIRTUAL

Reviewing Before Class Introduction to LeSS (Large-Scale Scrum) (video) “The Contract Game” (22-44min), by Craig Larman (video) “Team Output Owner (TOO)” – why “Scrum” fails at your organization, by Michael James (video) LeSS Structure Getting Started System Thinking – what is it? What is System Modelling in LeSS class? (video) Debriefing Systems Modeling (video) Lean Thinking – what is it? Proper … Read more

AUGUST 11-13: CERTIFIED LESS BASICS (CLB) COURSES | VIRTUAL

System Modeling Exercises Reviewing Before Class Introduction to LeSS (Large-Scale Scrum) (video) “The Contract Game” (22-44min), by Craig Larman (video) “Team Output Owner (TOO)” – why “Scrum” fails at your organization, by Michael James (video) LeSS Structure Getting Started System Thinking – what is it? What is System Modelling in LeSS class? (video) Debriefing Systems … Read more

JULY 22-24: CERTIFIED LESS BASICS (CLB) COURSES | VIRTUAL

  Relevant Assets: less.works site  – please, study it at your own pace LeSS Onion (experiments included) LeSS learning resources (books, graphics, articles, and more) LeSS case studies (mine is second from the bottom) My site for additional LeSS references (a lot, with videos) Irony and satire slides that I shared in class System Modelling with CLD (Examples) Command & … Read more

Best Agile Articles of 2019: Proper Scaling of Scrum And Dynamic Financial Forecasting

Materials  used Additional assets recommended: 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 SAFe: Market Share Increase. Rapid Growth. What is the recipe? (please, make sure to reference to large collection of references at the bottom of this … Read more

July 01-03: Certified LeSS Basics (CLB) Courses | Virtual

Class of July 01-03 Relevant Assets: less.works site  – please, study it at your own pace LeSS Onion (experiments included) LeSS learning resources (books, graphics, articles, and more) LeSS case studies (mine is second from the bottom) My site for additional LeSS references (a lot, with videos) Irony and satire slides that I shared in class System Modelling with CLD … Read more

06/09 – LESS TALKS: Never-ending saga with Estimation. Can LeSS help us debunk this?

  Materials used Additional assets recommended: 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 SAFe: Market Share Increase. Rapid Growth. What is the recipe? (please, make sure to reference to large collection of references at the bottom of … Read more