Agile

Twice the Teslas in Half the Time

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In 2006 I designed and manufactured the WIKISPEED modular car. In 2010 team WIKISPEED produced the Scrum Build Server, a Scrum team with flexible tooling capable of compiling a wide variety of CAD designs, testing them, and deploying them as complete physical products. In 2011 Tim Myer...

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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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Product Owner Dependability and Adaptability

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This blog post is an invite for open discussion.  If you have any insight or opinions about the content included in this post, please feel free to comment.  We appreciate all feedback and welcome all input. Here begins Rev 0 AKA the rough draft of my...

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Story Points Estimation

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This blog post summarizes the key points which came up in a conversation between Joe Justice and Chris Wallace discussing some challenges Chris is having with consistently and accurately estimating points for user stories in the WikiSpeed Burleson, TX, USA shop. While explaining his current experience with story...

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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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