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NASA was sold faulty rocket parts for almost 20 years

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How do you build-in truth in execution? Start by not designing the system (enterprise) to build the wrong solutions and outcomes.

What a sad day that the government could not recover the full cost of the fraud.

Source: NASA was sold faulty rocket parts for almost 20 years

A Phoenix Burns

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Bill, Chris, John, Patty, and Wes walk into a bar to fret over the demise of their accomplishments…

If only they had conceived that constraints also exist outside of the IT manufacturing system.

All they accomplished was to build a faster, more reliable and better handling car for Steve to drive like he stole it. Steve’s behavior didn’t change, nor did the culture. The culture changed in the part but not the whole. Read the rest of this entry »

Agile Moment: Lego Serious play for Teams Sim

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During the Lego Serious play for Teams Sim this week one of the teams decided they were a component team supporting the rest of the ART.

Do you think the experiment worked?

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Retrospectives @Scale within SAFe® portfolio context

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Did you know that the value of facilitating retrospectives is also valuable at scale? In other words, facilitating cross-organizational retrospectives. Improvement is necessary to create better business outcomes. Relentless improvement should be a prime directive in every Lean-Agile organization.

In particular, if you are working within a Lean-Agile SAFe® portfolio you may be familiar with some of the following retrospectives. Others may not be so obvious. The point of which is that we should retro our performance for significant activities/ceremonies. When there are obvious bottlenecks in the system, do a retro, and use wisdom when this is not the case. And remember the easiest way to fail at a retrospective is to neglect to create improvement stories that make their way into the backlog. Read the rest of this entry »

VLOG – Relative cadence Coaching Tip #3 – Story point craziness and the Triangulation Technique

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The third coaching tip vlog. I know I’m not regular. But I do have to learn and practice some time! I’ve almost no feedback so far. I also need ideas to focus on. Lots of stuff I cover as a practitioner doesn’t fit in 2-3 minutes or I can’t talk about it. Appreciated, friends.

Lego product development simulation game

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Enhancing the understanding process by simulation of cadence and ceremonies. A very valuable teaching technique. Still experimenting with how to effectively integrate into various courses.

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