Month: September 2017

Vlog – Coaching tip #4

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For the love of all that is good in this world, please use your blinkers. Peace be with you, regardless. 🙂

Agile moment: Some characteristics of a high performance Lean-Agile team

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Thinking this morning about a conversation I had yesterday at happy hour with several truly impressive human beings.

Some characteristics of a high performance Lean-Agile team:

  • no longer needs a scrum master or lean agile leader
  • uses the best of Scrum as an empirical framework for an amazingly lean sustainable flow process
  • also uses principles of Lean and a Kanban system
  • has a natural affinity for pulling the right work at the right time
  • possesses high trust within the team and externally known to consistently deliver successful outcomes; builds trust with other teams
  • regularly pushes the boundaries of what is possible as innovators
  • cares deeply about people and the organization
  • committed to continuous learning and relentless improvement

What else?

Jem Djelal & Tobias Mayer: Episode 1: Why do ScrumMasters feel pressure to be an agile coach?

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Great work guys. Love the topic. Interesting, the barriers humans build.

Lego Serious Play Build Example

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This is from a course on September 20-21, 2017. That thing in the red circle is the second iteration of three outcome of the “Autonomous Drone Ambulance / Medical Transport” product the team decided to build for their simulation. Very creative! It was decent when finished. I forgot to get a pic, apologies.

I have now adapted the simulation to allow the team to self-organize around the product they will develop.

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Blogagility.com lab – a team of teams self-organized product being developed circa second iteration of three.

Agile Moment: Transitioning resources to “Lean-Agile” teams in SAFe / Scrum

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Just in from the blogagility.com laboratory...

Preface

One of the many challenges faced by coaches in a Lean-Agile transformation is convincing resource owners/managers to relinquish the “control” part of command & control (see Capt. David Marquet on “Greatness”) to people & teams for the purposes of –self-organization & self-management. Or as I prefer to describe it, getting out of the way of people’s innate creativity and ability to innovate. Capt. Marquet offers pillars of competence and clarity as the recipe, of which I wholeheartedly agree.

As in the value systems of Scrum and the SAFe® – respect for people and culture, openness, and transparency are part of the fresh culture we are driving. Without these basic human elements of successful relationships and communication, trust doesn’t exist. The dual combo “T’s” of trust and truth are the kingpins in any long-lived organizational change / transformation. Read the rest of this entry »

Reblogged: Joseph Hurtado – Beyond DevOps: Bringing Agile to the Enterprise. Why SAFe and Kanban are Leading the Way.

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excellent!

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“Companies rarely die from moving too fast, and they frequently die from moving too slowly.” Reed Hastings, Netflix

In the last 3 years, Agile has leaped beyond Software Development & IT to find receptive ears in the offices of important CEOs and their management teams. This time unlike what happened in the early 2000s the companies adopting Agile are large corporations that recognize the value that agility brings: happier customer, better collaboration, faster product cycles, and innovation.

Agile was born inside the world of Software Development[1] and IT, after the Agile Manifesto was released in 2001 it experienced high levels of adoption around the world, particularly in North America and Europe. Nowadays surveys put familiarity with Agile within IT departments at over 94%, most CIOs and CTOs have either adopted it already, or are in the process of improving or extending what they already have. In addition Agile is…

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