Let’s take a moment of silence, this Veterans Day, to remember, thank and honor all our veterans. Duty, Honor, Country. Those three hallowed words reverently
Coach and rugby teams in a scrum This blog post is dedicate to my SSM class of Nov – 9-10! I think that they love
Want desirable — fresh — salad? Create it with friends! You want desirable product? Apply design thinking … don’t do it alone… collaborate… create it
XP Scrum ScrumXP Kanban KanbanXP ScrumBan What else?
Only do what you need to do to create value for the customer!
Here is a model you — Business Owners, Epic Owners, Solutions Managers, Program Managers, Product Managers — can aspire to when you paint an aspirational
Intent is a ‘broad stoke of the brush’ kind of sketch of what you want to achieve… without providing instructions on how to achieve it…
It’s good to have downtime once in a while to combat ‘staleness’. Give your team some slack… downtime… they’ll come back refreshed with greater energy.
It looks like I’m shopping in New York … But it’s just a nice illusion… a mirage. Banish mirages — unreal stuff — in your
Wesley So — the first FIDE World Fischer Random Chess 2019 Champion ! Per Wikipedia: Wesley Barbasa So (born October 9, 1993) is a Filipino-American chess grandmaster and current World
A lot of us, once we get so proficient on something … and when we teach someone about that something, we tend to speed along
Sweet! That’s what I felt when I saw / reviewed SAFe 5.0! I had a great time reviewing it.
ScrumXP KanbanXP SAFe 5.0 is embracing XP! Very cool! Management + quality code. Build-in quality — a SAFe core value; with XP added to Scrum
Everyone has a purpose (an intent of what to accomplish (i.e. ‘CI = Commander’s Intent’ In the military realm) in mind on what to do
Other than having a Kanban board with swim lanes by ‘Classes of Service’, you may also want to use other swim lanes categorization scheme. Like…
A SAFe Product Manager is like a film director. Both seek out key people to collaborate with… they don’t do things alone. Diverging ideas will
At El Paso Texas …
I really like, very much, SAFe 5.0… smack in the middle of the framework is Design Thinking! A much needed element that is added to
An NFR was once a Story… an Enabler (a type of a story) to ‘enable’ — like a needed piece of the puzzle to complete
Learn… Practice… Teach! Learn something. Try it out … practice it. Stay with it… see it through good and bad times … complete something… Care
ROWE versus WADE… My wife — a savvy and astute business woman… and a voracious reader on business and history — sent me a link
Amazon sent me an email this weekend … with this photo I like this book a lot!
A month ago, we’ve purchased three whole toilet bowl systems from a major hardware store; we paid $150 for each of the three to be
If you are shifting paradigms or mindsets, change the way you respond to things. We all respond in a patterned way. If you are to
Early this year, SAFe hinted — in one of the SAFe Partners’ calls, of which I’m a member of under my company, Applied Lean Agile
Lean Agile’s strength over waterfall is ‘Fast Feedback’… for fast learning. As you learn, you get to see some insights. Try those !
This blog item is dedicated to my students in SSM class of Oct 12-13, 2019! Clogged workflow? WIP at maximum? Work not flowing?; clogged at
Are you aware of the SAFe requirements model? Yup, there is such a thing — a one-glance look of the over all picture of the