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The Agile End Game 

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And the Agile Game of Thrones continues, a self-defining and destructive process where no people or processes or frameworks win. Everyone loses. The Agile End Game.

Next time can we do it TOGETHER?

Or, perhaps we should work on common ground now to defeat the enemies that so called “Agilists” claim to challenge?

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Great news! We are building a new Enterprise Lean-Agile team!

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IMG_0335Great news network! We are building a new enterprise lean-agile team to support our clients in Oklahoma!

We are hiring Agile coaches (preferably SAFe© SPC4 and RTE’s) and Agile Scrum masters at all career levels. I am the chief career experience servant leader for the team. Private message me for more information and an interview request. Not all requests will receive a reply, apologies. I will be screening your detailed LinkedIn profile (+ me so I can see it). Resumes / CVs are not desired.

If you are only looking for a job please do not apply. We are not a body shop. We are passionate servant leaders focused on value delivery and successful outcomes with great work-life balance. For all stakeholders.

Must be a US Citizen, self-motivated lifelong learner and be able to obtain a security clearance. This team will support our U.S. Federal government, State government, and commercial clients.

Big letter “A” Agile experience required. Be prepared to explain in detail your knowledge, understanding, philosophy of Agile mindset, values and principles. Excellent, well rounded communication skills are an absolute requirement. SAFe experience is encouraged, but other scaling frameworks are also acceptable. We do best practices, not framework wars.

No third party queries please. Many thanks to those that have already communicated. We are still in progress, not done done yet. WIP limits…

#SAFe #jobs #Agile #scrum #lean #systemsthinking #scalingagile

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How Do Committees Invent? /Conway’s Law

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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. How we work together is important, just like what we are working on.

To the extent that an organization is not completely flexible in
its communication structure, that organization will stamp out
an image of itself in every design it produces.
… Because the design that occurs first is almost never the best
possible, the prevailing system concept [the design] may need to
change. Therefore, flexibility of organization is important to
effective design. Ways must be found to reward design managers
for keeping their organizations lean and flexible.

-M. Conway

http://www.melconway.com/Home/Conways_Law.html

Jem D’jelal: The agile thought police.

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


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

One of the most incredible things about being British is the beautiful right to self expression.

Freedom of speech!

I don’t take this for granted.

My late uncle was placed in Prison as a Journalist speaking out against the Turkish government many moons ago.

And so I take self expression as a luxury that not everyone is afforded.

Grateful is the word.

Now you may have noticed this “thing” in our agile community.

The it’s not “politically correct” to challenge a framework, an idea, a technique…an industry problem.

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The SAFe Air Bear

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We had a “SAFe Air Bear” visit us for P3 PI Planning this week! Hilarious selfie’s ensued… The SAFe Air Bear was motivating our Agile Release Planes (ARPs) to successfully plan out feature flights for the next three months (Program Increment three).

Two ARPs, and a little over 150 people participated. Still working on feature / PI Objective counts… Release Plane Flight Engineers, where are you?

We are formally requesting an “Air” version of the SAFe. Airplanes are faster than trains. They can go where trains will never reach without tracks. Quality is higher on a plane than a train. Airplanes can break the sound barrier. In-flight entertainment.

#SAFe #havefunorgohome #leanagile #agilescrum #scrum #SAFeAirBear! #SAFeAir #SAFeAgileReleasePlane #ARP

Due to privacy laws, I had to blot out people. But not the SAFe Air Bear. I do not work for or represent Scaled Agile Inc…

SAFe® VelociPacity Tool

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Iteration Panel

Coaches and Practitioners of Lean-Agile and the SAFe®

In my experience the amount of time that we get to spend in Lean-Agile and SAFe® courses on the subject of Velocity and Capacity Planning is inadequate. So I spent some time building a tool for one of my client organizations. I have since spent some time greatly enhancing the tool and getting it ready for distribution. I am offering the tool for free. All that I ask is if you decide that the tool has value and you are going to use it, to like my blog and share feedback for improvement. Perhaps even share this article on your favorite social media.  Read the rest of this entry »

Essential SAFe and the Agile End Game

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Essential SAFe 4.0, Scaled Agile, Inc.

The good folks at Scaled Agile, the SAFe® community, Agile agnostics, consultants, and some in the “Agile” community are onto something incredibly important in defining the elusive and dynamic Agile End Game for organizations. Read the rest of this entry »