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Lean Agile Guru Limited Offer

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Live Sessions

  Be a part of our Lean Agile Guru Elite Circle Live Sessions. Lean Agile Software Factory Series -- practical insights, tools and techniques beyond SAFe Classes and SAFe Certifications. Testimonials: click here to read what some of our participants think. Not sure what you need? Contact Us... let's start the conversation! Join Us! Be an Elite Circle Member Today for $495 and get the Lean Agile Software Factory Fundamentals! Check out our upcoming Agenda Hands-On Workshops and ChallengesCoaching Role-Playing or for Real (Coach and Coachee)Consulting, Counseling, and Mentoring
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Getaway!

Getaway!

Day 203. Getaway! The photo below was taken upon our first entry into the "glamping tent". It is spacious! Getaway — a place for campers ... glamorous campers! Continue reading
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Moneyball

Moneyball

Day 202. The movie ‘Moneyball’ has a scene that caught my attention. Apparently, some promising baseball players were overlooked because of Continue reading
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Be More

Be More

Day 200 Sometimes, teams find themselves in a plateau... with their velocity... stuck on same — on average — velocity for a whole year... same team members. What if 5 years later, they find themselves — same team members — in the same average velocity? No growth! The team did not become more. Why? Continue reading
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Blind Spots

Blind Spots

Day 196. We all have blind spots. Be careful. Your mind can infer and build up a picture in your mind which is not necessarily true. Your biases can put you in trouble... think about that... your mind infers...
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Why BDUF is Bad

Why BDUF is Bad

Day 193. Big Design UpFront (BDUF) is a bad thing in ‘adaptive environment’... where ‘fog of uncertainty’ exists... lots of unknown... lots unseen. The wrong design could emerge as a result of BDUF... leading to incorrect solution. Where there is ‘fog of uncertainty’... it is best assume variability and preserve options... as you move forward, you inspect what is transparent to you and adapt accordingly.
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A Stumbling Block, Or A Stepping-Stone

A Stumbling Block, Or A Stepping-Stone

Day 190. Sharing this wonderful poem: Isn't it strange how princes and kings,and clowns that caper in sawdust rings,and common people, like you and me,are builders for eternity? Each is given a list of rules;a shapeless mass; a bag of tools.And each must fashion, ere life is flown,A stumbling block, or a Stepping-Stone.R. L. Sharpe  
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Stop Starting, Start Finishing!

Stop Starting, Start Finishing!

Day 187. Yup... stop pulling in work... and start finishing whatever work you have inflight or in process. Lower that ‘Work In Process (WIP)’ of yours and your team to lower your lead time (lead time — time for you to complete a unit of work to delivery — is the same time — the ‘wait time’ — to a customer)... the lower your lead time is, the shorter the queue length of waiting customers. Think of ‘Starbucks’. Continue reading
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3 Tips To Increasing Predictability With Objectivity Without Specificity

3 Tips To Increasing Predictability With Objectivity Without Specificity

Day 185. Read the title as ‘... Increasing Predictability With Objectives... Without Specifying THE MEANS!’ I intentionally wrote the title as you see it now because SAFe have something like this written on their course materials ... leaving students scratching their heads thinking ‘... I thought PI Objective should be SMART’ (S being Specific). What SAFe is really advocating with that title is this: Continue reading
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Why I Don’t Sweat Writing Sprint Goals

Why I Don’t Sweat Writing Sprint Goals

Day 184. Got to have goals: 1 year goal, 6 months goal, 3 months goal or 2 weeks goal. This blog post will focus on the ‘2 weeks’ goal — the sprint or iteration goal. Sprint goal is a leading indicator — to check whether you are on track or off track in achieving and advancing your 3 months goal (PI objective ). Goals will not only push you but will also pull you through difficult times. Continue reading
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3 Quick Tips To Writing PI Objectives

3 Quick Tips To Writing PI Objectives

Day 183. For some reason, a LOT of people find writing PI Objectives hard: they struggle... they are unsure... and... after a lot of thought... they manage to write PI Objectives...the wrong way! They are writing PI (Program Increment) Objectives from the vantage point of "what they are going to do"... which is ABSOLUTLEY and TOTALLY WRONG!!! Well, if you are one of these strugglers, then you are in luck! Your struggle with "PI Objective Writing" ends today... but... only if/when you chose to apply the following tips: Continue reading
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Self-Actualization

Self-Actualization

Day 182. Bruce Lee it is the realization or fulfillment of one's talents and potentialities, especially considered as a drive or need present in everyone. Artist of life! This means that you are the artistic designer of your life! Can you actually design your life? Can you design your work? Answer to both is ... probably yes... you have to make some changes to make it work ! Start with mindset. Having and practicing a ‘lean agile’ mindset. What are the beliefs that you hold that are probably hindering you? Start there... ponder about it... just take one in and…
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Role

Day 180. SAFe has various roles: SSM, PO, PM, RTE, etc... all important roles ! The key is...know your role, know what to do... and do it well !
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