Author: Joe Justice

OODA loop

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I asked Dr. Jeff Sutherland, the co-creator of Scrum, what is the most important learning for all Scrum practitioners and trainers. He looked at me with locked on crazy eyes and said: "They must have the MINDSET of Scrum!" I physically rocked back on my...

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Scrum at Scale

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A good friend and former colleague recently emailed me: "What is your take on SAFe?" I thought others might enjoy our edited down email thread: Joe: "SAFe, in my opinion, gives good structure but slows and dissents inspection and adaption above the team level as the...

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Agile Homeroom

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An Agile Homeroom, or centralized agile business unit, appears to be a necessary step as agility grows across a company. We are seeing this now across the 370,000 employees at Bosch, for example. Cliff Notes version of what I'm learning in this space: 1) having a clear,...

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The Three Scrum Outputs

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An email came in last week from a Florida area Scrum coach, checking on the three outputs of Scrum I referenced in an online course with the Scrum Alliance. This is in the context of the 3-5-3 recipe for booting up Scrum as defined in...

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The order of the Agile Manifesto

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Jeff Sutherland recently commented on the order of the 4 values in the Agile Manifesto: http://www.agilemanifesto.org/, which is now the dominant method of delivery in software and other industries: "Individuals and interactions over processes and tools Working software over comprehensive documentation Customer collaboration over contract negotiation Responding to change over...

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Who Fires A Scrum Team?!

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Who Fires a Scrum Team?! In an Agile 1.0 organization, where a traditional management structure exists with Scrum teams in delivery roles inside the company, traditional management fires the Scrum team if they don’t perform. In an Agile 2.0 organization, where the entire company is reformed of...

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The Culture We Expect

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The Culture We Expect: Individuals and Interactions over Processes and Tools. Customer Value over Comprehensive Documentation. Customer Collaboration over Contract Negotiation. Responding to Change over Following a plan. (adapted from the Agile Manifesto, 2001)   Useful definitions: Experts: those who aggressively collaborate to improve their dataset. –Joe Justice Intellectual Humility: Awareness that one...

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