Tushar Paunikar: Agile and the KRA Conundrum

Reblogged with permission from Tushar Paunikar, the original author of this content, as a contributor to blogagility.com. Originally published on LinkedIn, November 22, 2016.   Life can be pulled by goals just as surely as it can be pushed by drives. -Viktor E. Frankl Metrics drive behavior. I bet all would agree. We have experiencedContinue reading “Tushar Paunikar: Agile and the KRA Conundrum”

SAFe© – The Program Board, a real life working example

I promised a picture of the (jokingly) “super duper milestone, feature, dependency board runway” (PB) for our Agile Release Planes (ART) two weeks ago from my amazing uber client people at ESC. Well, here you go. before the ART 1 and ART 3 PI4 Planning (P4 PIP):

Figuring out PI Objectives in SAFe

SAFe® and Scaled Agile Framework® are registered trademarks of Scaled Agile Inc.   I am no artist but at least I try. Here are the general guidelines to develop PI Objectives. Try not to regurgitate your teams pulled features as objectives. Think about how your team is going to deliver business value to the customer.Continue reading “Figuring out PI Objectives in SAFe”

How Do Committees Invent? /Conway’s Law

Have you ever worked in an organization run by committee? All decisions requiring consensus, even the minutiae? Immutable command and control structures that were often too busy to collaborate with underlings? What did their results look like? I like how Mel ties in the social construct and communication into the discussion of organizational structures. HowContinue reading “How Do Committees Invent? /Conway’s Law”