SAFe uses burning platform as a a visual / mental image of a catalyst for change… the ‘tipping point’ as SAFe and a lot of
None… if / when a person does not want to change at all. Humans — just like the burro (Spanish for donkey) in the pack
In part II, I sketched out three possible thinly and vertically sliced and correctly sequenced stories for our ‘Cash Withdrawal’ feature of our ATM system,
On June 4th 1996, I’ve met and talked with Ivar Jacobson — the ‘father of Use Case’ — at the Sydney Convention & Exhibition Center…
Earlier posting in this blog, slicing a story was covered… here the link https://leanagileguru.com/2018/05/14/thinvertical-slices-the-key-to-success/ This series of postings covers decomposing features into small and vertical
After the coachee has provided where he/she is now or what the current problem /situation is… ask another powerful question… one that makes the coachee
Set Safe Space, Seek to Understand, and Permission Coaching If a person (the coachee) comes to you with a problem needing a solution … start
As a coach, asking the coachee thought-provoking powerful questions is key to breaking through the mental barrier that is keeping the coachee from solving his/her
Happy Thanksgiving to everyone!!!
SAFe 4.6 was officially released on November 14, 2018. In my first glance that day, it looked like, from the surface, a small incremental update
Container cargo ships just like the Maersk ships are the ‘new way’ for the transportation of things of value! If you look closely at a
SAFe uses ‘Burning Platform’ as an analogy for Illustrating a tipping point … a catalyst … driver for change. It’s is a good analogy… a
In this series, we explore one of the most difficult mindset shifts in lean-agile transformation: Funding Capacity — by way of funding the value stream
Answer: It becomes a queue when work is committed to a series of program increments! Let’s say that you’ve committed a set of work to
Good question: When does a roadmap become a queue? Backdrop: prioritized minimum marketable features (MMF) get pulled into Continuous Integration to Program Increment (PI) Planning.
A coach’s mindset is like that of a good chess player’s mindset during a game. Magnus Carlsen: 2018 world chess championship A good chess player
Now that you have some theory of EI, it is always good — for retention and absorption — to follow it up with its application…
Emotional Intelligence (EI) is key to coaching … effective coaching. With coaching, the coach and the coachee are venturing in the behavioral realm: the emotions
You read that right! Coach does not stick to just one coachee … there are a lot of people to coach! Pacquiao – roach split
The following are very common situations and you must be aware of these instances wherein you are not being a coach: 1) when someone presents
Be yourself … not someone else … that place is already taken. Find your own style of coaching. This will take time… find role models
When you are coaching a person who approached you with a problem, don’t look at the problem… or even attempt into solving that particular problem!
To be an effective coach … you must have the following four foundational knowledge areas/skills — the ability and know-how to: 1) teach 2) mentor
There are several knowledge areas that you can use as a basis to assess where you are at as a lean-agile coach… and you can
What are your strengths and weaknesses as a lean-agile coach? What are the knowledge areas that you are good at? What are the knowledge areas
Do you have strength / high competency that you are willing to share ? Do you have weakness / low competency that you want improved?
This is very true! For one, the thing that you want transformed has in itself ingrained already , hard wired into you, the system, the
Here is an example of a queue that I have been part of as one of the buyers in queue at Starbucks today! One of
We have covered iteration goals and PI objectives… but forgot to put forth two key things to the forefront … it has been on the
Are you aware of the Agile Release Train (ART) Canvas? This is very cool … the canvas even accentuates — visually on the canvas —