Scrum at Scale

Scrum at Scale

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 structure in management and up is rigid and hierarchical.Read more about Scrum at Scale[…]

Agile Homeroom

Agile Homeroom

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, easy way to see the current outputs ofRead more about Agile Homeroom[…]

The order of the Agile Manifesto

The order of the Agile Manifesto

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 following a plan” From Dr. JeffRead more about The order of the Agile Manifesto[…]

The Culture We Expect

The Culture We Expect

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 or moreRead more about The Culture We Expect[…]