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Retrospectives @Scale within SAFe® portfolio context

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Did you know that the value of facilitating retrospectives is also valuable at scale? In other words, facilitating cross-organizational retrospectives. Improvement is necessary to create better business outcomes. Relentless improvement should be a prime directive in every Lean-Agile organization.

In particular, if you are working within a Lean-Agile SAFe® portfolio you may be familiar with some of the following retrospectives. Others may not be so obvious. The point of which is that we should retro our performance for significant activities/ceremonies. When there are obvious bottlenecks in the system, do a retro, and use wisdom when this is not the case. And remember the easiest way to fail at a retrospective is to neglect to create improvement stories that make their way into the backlog. Read the rest of this entry »

SAFe® Epic + Capabilities Board An example of a physical SAFe® Epic + Capabilities Board

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SAFe® Epics and Capabilities mapped out in priority order. Copyright 2017 Blogagility.com.

My client has been working hard to implement the Lean Portfolio Management functions of the Scaled Agile Framework. Part of that process is to identify value streams flowing through the organization and begin the process of identifying the work that is on the streams. The value streams were identified well over a year ago. The process of researching, analyzing and identifying all of the work has been challenging, but very fruitful. Read the rest of this entry »

Vlog – Coaching tip #5

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From the 2017 SAFe Summit in beautiful San Antonio, Texas, USA!

Agile Moment: New SAFe planned business value tool for business owners…

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I was just having a bit of fun this morning, but perhaps there is some way to enhance our learning?

From my original LinkedIn post.

“Business Value Bowling” everyone is ten pins and one frame away from accurately assessing business value at the end of the PI!

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The amazing CFD, visualizing your workflow; Little’s Law

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The Laws and the rules

Little’s law

“The average number of work items in a stable system is equal to their average completion rate, multiplied by their average time in the system.” ~ John Little, 1961

“A Proof for the Queuing Formula” by Little, J. D. C. (1961)

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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.