Month: April 2018

2018 Blogagility.com Change Agent Survey

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Dear Blogagility.com Subscribers,

The blog has over 1600 e-mail subscribers, receives over 2,000+ views and 1,500+ unique visitors each month as of April 2018. I deeply appreciate your support, feedback, and connections!

I have created an NPS survey for BLOGAGILITY.com. I would sincerely appreciate your feedback on the blog and its content. Based on the survey feedback, I will be making a determination on whether or not to continue investing time and money into the project.

The survey will run into the first few weeks of May 2018. I will collect the results and post them here.

Sincerely,

Marshall Guillory

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How to PI System Demo like a rock star

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SAFe® The Evidence Series #1

Check out the amazing things that high performance, motivated teams can do. This is business agility and Lean-Agile culture at its best. The transformation of my client’s organization is amazing. We are using Lean, Agile, Scrum, Kanban (and systems thinking), SAFe®, OrgMindset®, and other tools to inspire and persuade a positive change in culture at the FAA-ESC.

It is hard work, but it is worth every minute of it. It isn’t perfect, but the results are significant and measurable. The “why” was a burning platform. Now, just a few PI’s later, it is a thriving platform. We focus on the goals, not the tools to achieve positive business outcomes.

Congratulations to Team Armada for winning the “Relentless Improvers” innovation football for PI6.

Big kudos to John Wiese and his team for putting together an awe-inspiring PI System Demo.

Special thanks to the FAA-ESC, John Wiese, and teams for providing permission to publish the video under the safe harbor notice/policy. Also, special thanks to Matt Taylor for sharing a different video perspective as a content contributor.

#SAFe #Agile #Culture #OrgMindset #BigLakeSoftware

 

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Kizhner: My practice advice to bring the Agile way of developing software to a team.

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Authored by Aleksandr Kizhner, AgileThought, also a blogagility.com contributing author.

April 24, 2018

I strongly believe that every software development team is a very HIGH-IQ team, and we can’t just impose practices on them. They have to understand the WHY.  There is the book called “Start with Why” by Simon Sinek, and it talks about what’s foundational to motivate human behavior. We must start with “WHY are we doing this? ”

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A Phoenix Burns

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Bill, Chris, John, Patty, and Wes walk into a bar to fret over the demise of their accomplishments…

If only they had conceived that constraints also exist outside of the IT manufacturing system.

All they accomplished was to build a faster, more reliable and better handling car for Steve to drive like he stole it. Steve’s behavior didn’t change, nor did the culture. The culture changed in the part but not the whole. Read the rest of this entry »

VersionOne 12th Annual State of Agile Report – Scaling Methods Growth Comparison

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The newest VersionOne 12th Annual State of Agile Report was released on April 9, 2018. Last year I compared the growth of scaling frameworks and methods to each other year over year. (click here to see the report from last year) Read the rest of this entry »

The Output Trap

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A short story, April 11, 2018, by Marshall Guillory

It was that day again. Powerpoint Commando day. Just like every day on this job. I had never felt more frustrated in my entire career. After all, why did I spend so much of my life educating myself and gaining all of this great business experience and honing my skills if I was going to be reduced to the modus of a PowerPoint clown? That’s what it felt like at least when my VP, a charismatic and gutsy leader, Mike, would call and ask, “Hey do you have those quad charts for the Falcon program updated for the executive review tomorrow?” Read the rest of this entry »

vlog – Coaching Tip #8 – The Teddy Bear Spectrum

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All about those teddy bears. They are always getting in the way, or comforting people?

The Teddy Bear Spectrum – how to match behavior when coaching.