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Preetam De: Defining Done – The Holy Cow Approach

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Reblogged with permission from Preetam De, the original author of
 this content, as a contributor to blogagility.com. Originally published 
on The Dark Horse on September 2, 2016.

 

While reading Invest on an Epic Story and get the job Done, there was a discussion about how the done checklist can be formulated with mandatory and optional sub-tasks. This article can be considered as the prequel which forms the basis of that implementation. A question we always come across while explaining how to define Done for a Story is –

 

What is “Done” or “Done Done”? How much is enough?

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Booked! Leading SAFe

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I am teaching Leading SAFe with my co-instructor Jose (Joe) LaTorre USMC (Ret.) this Friday! The kit is prepared! We have some prep work to do still but I am SUPER EXCITED about teaching the course! Thanks to the Scaled Agile, Inc. folks for the support and to my gracious and eager to learn clients at ESC!

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http://www.scaledagile.com/leading-safe/

SAFe Update – an awesome new essentials window

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There was an update on the SAFe on June 23, 2016 where the good folks at Scaled Agile released a simplified version of the SAFe Big Picture. This new tool will make it easier to introduce the Scaled Agile Framework for the Enterprise to folks whom are not familiar with it. Read the rest of this entry »

Reblog: Agile Failure Patterns In Organizations

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An excellent article by Stefan Wolpers that consolidates his findings of common failure patterns for agile scrum xp, lean/kanban implementations.

Agile Failure Patterns in Organizations 2.0

reblogged with permission from Mr. Wolpers.

My Experiments with the Story cubes

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Going to have to figure out how to virtualize this concept.

Culture Reinvented!

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Hello World,

I have been working with the agile teams for a long time. Agile has gifted a lot of meetings viz. planning, grooming, retrospective, etc. Retrospectives are one of the most powerful and often the most ignored meetings as they end up as boring and ineffective. Hence, a lot of engagement and innovation is required to reinvent the retrospectives. I came across Rory’s story cubes and thought to ‘experiment’ the same in my retros.

I purchased a few boxes of cubes and mixed the same to have diverse stories: 9 cubes in a box as per the recommendation.

Instance 1:
When I introduced the cubes to my first team say Team X: they migrated to the exploring mode — started seeing the different faces of the cubes. Then, they rolled the same. The first time it was too much silence.Then, we played the second iteration. To my surprise: amazing stories…

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Andy Hunt: The Failure of Agile

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Wow! What an amazing take on the state of agile. This article really hits home on a point of failure in many agile implementations at the macro level. I highly suggest reading these words from Andy Hunt. Read the rest of this entry »