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 »
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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!
The Laws and the rules
“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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Thinking this morning about a conversation I had yesterday at happy hour with several truly impressive human beings.
Some characteristics of a high performance Lean-Agile team:
- no longer needs a scrum master or lean agile leader
- uses the best of Scrum as an empirical framework for an amazingly lean sustainable flow process
- also uses principles of Lean and a Kanban system
- has a natural affinity for pulling the right work at the right time
- possesses high trust within the team and externally known to consistently deliver successful outcomes; builds trust with other teams
- regularly pushes the boundaries of what is possible as innovators
- cares deeply about people and the organization
- committed to continuous learning and relentless improvement
If you are a coach, scrum master or team having trouble with sizing your user stories and consequently estimation of effort and collaboration in story points (volume, knowledge, complexity, uncertainty, dependencies, risk) try out the triangulation technique. This technique also works for no-estimate teams operating in non-enterprise environments. Additionally, teams that experience significant changes in velocity from iteration to iteration or story point inflation may need to use this calibration technique. Read the rest of this entry »