unSAFe at any speed

Schwaber and his negative feelings about SAFe. Reads a lot like the jilted sister. “Only I am allowed to improve. If anyone else does it, they are merely copying me. – Ken” (oh, where did Scrum come from btw?)

Oh, by the way — surprise, Ken Schwaber is involved in a consultancy too that will charge you to  “customize Scrum.” Hypocrite. Hypocrite.

Psstt. Hey Ken. SAFe has 27% of the market share in agility. And it is growing 150% per year. Actions speak louder than your words. Relentless improvement Ken. Try it sometime.

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Preetam De: Defining Done – The Holy Cow Approach

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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Agile Contracts in the SAFe 4.0

How to contract with agility?

I have been doing research on agile contracting while working on an implementation plan for a client. This is a hot topic now and Dean gives us some great insight into how to form your approach. Adapting your sub-contracting strategy and model is critical if you want to keep using vendors to augment your enterprise.

Read more in the article: Agile Contracts and SAFe 4.0


Figure 1: A range of traditional contract types. Scaled Agile, Inc.

Booked! Leading SAFe

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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Jem D’jelal: When ScrumMasters don’t need to Scrum.

Reblogged with permission from Jem D'jelal, the original author of
 this content, as a contributor to blogagility.com. Originally published 
on LinkedIn July 11, 2016.

Jem D'jelal Jem D’jelal Coaching individuals & teams to find “better” ways of working.

 

Jem D’jelal: The sad thing about Scrum values…

Reblogged with permission from Jem D'jelal, the original author of
 this content, as a contributor to blogagility.com. Originally published 
on LinkedIn July 8, 2016.

Jem D'jelal Jem D’jelal Coaching individuals & teams to find “better” ways of working.

 

Updates to the Scrum Guide – The 5 Scrum values take center stage – Scrum.org Community Blog

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Today Ken Schwaber and Jeff Sutherland, the creators of Scrum delivered a webinar on their latest update to the Scrum Guide.  The update was a simple one, adding the 5 values of Scrum to the Guide. And when I say simple I mean simple in terms of…

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