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Huawei says it’s a ‘victim of bullying by the US’

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I have worked with Huawei and other Chinese companies in the past. There is a thread of truth in the accusations from the US Government.

 

Source: Huawei says it’s a ‘victim of bullying by the US’

Agile Moment: Learning from Product Management observations

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Product management is a wholly immersive experience. It simply cannot be done effectively through shortcuts and half baked effort. At scale or for your mom and pop shop… success means hard work and building deep and wide connections with those who buy and those who build as you make the economic decisions on which slice is the highest value and priority.

I recall observing industry competitors wrestling for feature priorities for the OpenDataPlane project (and others) at Linaro Connect. The dynamics of that competition are exactly what your organization needs to build through intrepreneurship. I’m still learning from the past. Are you?

#Scaledagileframework #safe #productmanagement #learning

Self-Organization with Children

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Have you ever been self-managed/organized at a pick-up game at the schoolyard when you were a kid? Basketball? Baseball? Football? Soccer? Dungeons and Dragons (j/k)?

We train our kids to do this…and they are really good at it, and they accomplish it mostly in an objective manner. e.g. – I’m a big guy, 6’3″, and so I was always picked right after the really fast smaller guys depending on the sport.

Yet somehow when we become adults…we need other adults to tell us which team to play on?

#agile #scrum #SAFe #selforganization #selfmanagement #sensemaking

The Cost of Change

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“Every time we let Brent fix something that none of us can replicate, Brent gets a little smarter, and the entire system gets dumber.” – The Phoenix Project

And yet organizations continue using this fallacious hero PERSON OR TEAM mental model filled with poor assumptions and more than a few negative biases. Why?

Because it is too hard to change?

Costs too much?

Ever notice how people know how much things cost when it’s something they don’t want to do? But when it comes time to estimate a change that the customer wants “it’s nigh impossible to estimate?”

This works the same way when changing a culture.

#orgmindset #change #systemsthinking #SAFe #DEVOPS #waysofthinking

The fallacy of stale old mental models about managing people

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Managers have never, ever been able to “manage” creative knowledge workers. Only negotiate with them to some degree. Managing knowledge workers is a fallacy of misapplied theory X thinking. Get out of the Freddie Taylor box. If you truly need to “manage” a creative knowledge worker, congratulations you have found an imposter. Read the rest of this entry »

News: BLS Awarded Enterprise Agility Services Contract to support the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)

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NEWS RELEASE

Thursday, December 7, 2017
Big Lake Software, LLC.
+1 (602) 748-4797
sales@biglakesoftware.com

Phoenix, Arizona: Big Lake Software, LLC. (BLS) was awarded a task order contract to provide Scaled Agile Framework for the Lean Enterprise (SAFe®) program consulting services for the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Enterprise Services Center (ESC) with their business partner and prime contractor Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC). BLS will be continuing service as a provider of subject matter expertise and consulting to the government in support of an ongoing SAFe implementation. BLS will also provide SAFe training and instruction as their enterprise agility coaches work with the partner organization to support customer efforts to transform culture to one consistent with a Lean-Agile mindset. BLS staff will also perform assessments of current capabilities and make recommendations for improvements to current processes and methods in place within the client organization. BLS will also support the implementation of continuous exploration, continuous integration, automated testing and continuous deployment capabilities into the client’s systems environments to affect more successful outcomes in product and service delivery.

 

Read the rest of the news release at Big Lake Software.