New SAFe VelociPacity Tool

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Coaches and Practitioners of Lean-Agile and the SAFe

In my experience the amount of time that we get to spend in Lean-Agile and SAFe courses on the subject of Velocity and Capacity Planning is inadequate. So I spent some time building a tool for one of my client organizations. I have since spent some time greatly enhancing the tool and getting it ready for distribution. I am offering the tool for free. All that I ask is if you decide that the tool has value and you are going to use it, to like my blog. Perhaps even share this article on your favorite social media.  Read the rest of this entry »

Lippitt/Knoster Change Model – useful dive into change theory

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Studying up on Lippitt / Knoster change models I learned about from Construx videos. Steve McConnell of course being one of the greatest software development thought leaders is the presenter. Interesting how these change theories are baked into some of the Agile frameworks and mindsets like the SAFe / Agile Manifesto. As a coach, these are useful strategies on how to build our approach to managing change (like fear, unknowns, budgeting/money, et cetera).

Get a Grip on Managing Change – Michael Nanfito

Agile Transformations – Change Model – Construx

Agile Moment: Serial vs. Parallel delivery

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Explain this sticky.#agilemoment #SAFe

Under which type of delivery model will the customer receive more value?

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.

reblogged with permission from Mr. Wolpers.

Apple’s New Internet of Things Device helps you Find My -anything-

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A man can dream. I wish this were a reality now. I can’t count how many IoT devices the market has been recently flooded with. It seems crowd funding is encouraging a lot of technology to be driven to the market faster than ever. Which is a good thing. The problem is so far that none are proven…yet. Read the rest of this entry »

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 »

AGILE MOMENT: Agile Transformations and ROI

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Agile Transformations and ROI

This question was asked recently on a social network Scrum group. I thought that it was very relevant and also a common request from executives that desire an evaluation of ROI for agile transformations. However, it is important to consider both efficiency and the effectiveness of your agile transformation. Read the rest of this entry »