Truths about the SAFe

S_Fe is not Agile. S_Fe is not even Scrum. – Mike Beedle In response to Mike Beedle on LinkedIn. Mike is wrong about the SAFe of course. And not just because of his childish method of attack. Facts, evidence, experiments, my experience and dozens of business case studies back up the experiments of the SAFe. Mike soundsContinue reading “Truths about the SAFe”

Lippitt/Knoster Change Model – useful dive into change theory

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, theseContinue reading “Lippitt/Knoster Change Model – useful dive into change theory”

Focus on family with an Agile mindset and Scrum.

Focus on family with an Agile mindset and Scrum. I read a parenting article a few months ago about family dinner table discussions with your kids. It was great stuff. The recommendations centered around three questions. 1. What was the favorite part of your day? 2. What was the least favorite part of your day?Continue reading “Focus on family with an Agile mindset and Scrum.”

AGILE MOMENT: Framing a User Story, a Visualization.

What does it mean to frame a user story? This often can be a difficult process to explain. Try to use this technique when you are teaching planning poker and writing user stories. As we work through the process of doing planning poker to create amazing estimates (based on: knowledge, uncertainty, volume, and complexity) weContinue reading “AGILE MOMENT: Framing a User Story, a Visualization.”

The Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) Learning Journey

I am really thrilled to learn more about the Scaled Agile Framework after going through the SPC course and certification process. A big thank you to Eric Willeke as he is an amazing instructor and has clearly mastered the material. I am not a fan of certifications as a KPI for job applicants. Only asContinue reading “The Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) Learning Journey”