Get this: I’ve just heard today that some teams have sprints (team-level iterations) of 8 weeks long!? Not sure why… but it looks like it
To all servant leaders. Cheers to y’all!
Have you seen Stories like the following? As a developer, I want to… so that … As a tester, I want to… so that …
Superstar is not needed; we need the whole team to work together as one unit… not dependent on one person — the superstar — for
Innovation and Planning (IP) iteration ‘heals’ the knowledge workers and the enterprise. Innovation makes our minds soar with creativity outside our mundane existence. Innovation is
Some folks see winter of discontent… some folks see winter of fun. Which side you are on depends on how prepared you are come ‘winter
SAFe requires this: know what your role is, know what you must do and do it well.
‘… I’ve looked at life from both sides now…’ — Joni Mitchell Design Thinking looks at the matter on hand from multiple perspectives and sides
It boils down to understanding the customers’/business priority… and the capacity of the delivery teams…before a path is chosen. Design Thinking is a tool to
It’s true — the contrast between Scrum and Kanban is like Day and Night! Look at this angle: Kanban stories go through major phases…without ‘sprint’
Embrace a Continuous Learning Culture
We, if not most people, think in terms of pictures… visuals. Example: when someone says ‘A hot Cup of Coffee’… most of us in our
Visual Thinking is powerful. Keeps everyone on the same page. Then there is Visual Chain Thinking… To be continued…
Just do it… now…with what you have… with what you know… start somewhere… knowing that from the fast feedback and fast learning, you can adapt
This is how it looks like — as portrayed in this Dilbert cartoon — when waterfall is spray painted with a cheap paint and called
100% utilization of any system is not good; it is not Lean Agile… 80% utilization or less is best. What is a system? A system
As your teams are iterating, during their respective Daily StandUp, they should provide what they have done yesterday to advance their iteration goals, what they
Have you ever wondered why SAFe replaced the word ‘Sprint’ with ‘Iteration’? Sprint Review is now Iteration Review Sprint planning is now Iteration planning Sprint
Oscars — an event honoring actors and filmmakers in the movies. I was watching it – the 92nd Oscars, 2020 — as I was writing
As always, this question arises from time to time: ‘To Task or not to Task ?’ Here is the answer from SAI: ‘Tasking Stories: Some
Is your single-dimensional perspective leading you to incorrect understanding or assumptions? Unchecked incorrect or incomplete assumptions and perspectives lead to disaster… conversions become crucial… could
Our practices, beliefs, attitude, and mindset are rooted in and guided by our values and principles. When we change our values and principles… our practices,
So true! Did you know that turtles stick out their necks to move forward? Experiment… always look for the minimum viable experiment… see how it
Always keep this spirit: keep learning… keep turning your ‘failures’ into learnings… and keep investing these into the future.
The squirrel was in deep thought — about a problem… and the boy — the squirrel’s friend — knelt down to the squirrel’s level… and
Jira is really killing the Agile world… an Epic in Jira is a Feature in Agile. In Agile, an Epic is decomposed into Features! Really
One of the seven competencies of SAFe 5.0 is Continuous Learning Culture.