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mv (option) filename1.ext filename2.ext – How to rename stuff and make money

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I’m sitting here on Sunday morning thinking about how there is a propensity in the “Agile” space to re-name or [re] label things that already exist so they become “new” things. That action in of itself is not bad. It can create new value, new wealth.

It becomes bad when it is sold as something entirely new. Where is the innovation? In the content or context — how the pieces were moved around or collected?

 

It’s like adding one Gala apple to a basket of red delicious apples and then going around telling everyone the basket is full of oranges.

 

Then entities start making money off of the alleged “new thing.”

 

I’m particularly fascinated by the DEVOPS movement. Especially considering my teams were doing the essence of “DEVOPS” with the USAF as early as the late 90’s (YMMV).

Then there is this thing called Open source. Linux. The core is there too from the early 90’s with Linus.

 

I was watching The death of Agile – Allen Holub. 🙂

 

What has really changed? Thoughts?

 

#DEVOPS #Agile #Scrum #SAFe #Nexus #DSDM #DAD #LeSS

#questioneverything #truebusinessagility #coreprinciples #thought

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FAA’s – Administrator Huerta Offers Farewell to MMAC Employees as His Term Comes to a Close

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As the month of November comes to a close, so will Michael Huerta’s time as the FAA Administrator, as his 5-year term ends, January 2018. Aeronautical Center employees were pleased that the Administrator chose to make one last visit to the Center as he finishes out his 7-year career with the FAA. During his two-day visit to the Center, he and Max Slutsky, his special assistant participated in a Town Hall meeting where the Administrator recognized and praised the critical work being accomplished across the Center, and for the employees’ ability to stay focused on the core mission of providing the safest and most efficient aerospace system in the world. The Administrator commented, “Think about our narrative now vs. where it used to be. Think about the number of aircraft registered. It took us 100 years, to get to the point where 300,000 aircraft were registered; it took us only two years to get to having 1-million aircraft registered. We are more flexible and nimble as an agency than ever before.” Michelle Coppedge, Aeronautical Center Director, provided opening remarks and commended his efforts in providing invaluable support to the Center over the years. “He’s really stood behind many of our accomplishments as aviation has changed a lot in just 5 years,” Coppedge said. She highlighted several advances that have occurred during his term: the growth of the new common Air Route Surveillance Radar; renovations of the Systems Training Building; providing urgent support that was needed when the agency needed to hire over 1,400 air traffic controllers while receiving 29,000 job applications; and providing support during some of the state’s and nation’s catastrophic storms.

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2017 Agile Online Summit vlog

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This is my (Marshall Guillory) vlog interview and discussion with Tom Henricksen for the 2017 Agile Online Summit – The virtual agile conference. Tom is a very generous gentleman and I sincerely appreciate the opportunity to share my ideas and thoughts with the AOS community. Thank you Tom, we all owe you a debt of gratitude for your efforts!

 

Also, keep an eye out for my vlog with Alex Yakyma, the author of “The Rollout”, all around nice guy, founder of Org Mindset, and thought leader in the Lean-Agile space.

SAFe® Epic + Capabilities Board An example of a physical SAFe® Epic + Capabilities Board

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EpicCapabilitiesBoard
SAFe® Epics and Capabilities mapped out in priority order. Copyright 2017 Blogagility.com.

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 »

Vlog – Coaching tip #5

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From the 2017 SAFe Summit in beautiful San Antonio, Texas, USA!

Agile Moment: New SAFe planned business value tool for business owners…

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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!

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The amazing CFD, visualizing your workflow; Little’s Law

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The Laws and the rules

Little’s law

“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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