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[…]

Awesome Groups

Awesome Groups

AWESOME GROUPS: Following is a list of groups that WikiSpeed loves, admires, collaborates with, or similar, for various reasons, and how to get involved with each. Joe Justice, at the very least, highly recommends each of these at present: AGILE, LEAN, AND SCRUM: ScrumInc.com. Offering paid training, consulting, and coaching to get twice the workRead more about Awesome Groups[…]

Who presents the completed work during Sprint Review?

Who presents the completed work during Sprint Review?

This post is in addition to core Scrum, and is my opinion on how to help boot up Scrum in a company as an Agile business process trainer, consultant, and coach: The development team, who collaboratively accomplished the work, often gets rare and transformational customer feedback during sprint review, also called sprint demo. Ideally theRead more about Who presents the completed work during Sprint Review?[…]