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SAFe Classes with Unique Value Proposition

SAFe Classes with Unique Value Proposition

Have you ever wished that you can get more than what you paid for? Get more from a SAFe class to be exact? Yes, you can with our SAFe classes at Lean Agile Guru! Read on... Click here to register and reserve your seat today! Our classes are taught by the Lean Agile Guru himself. Click this link to meet your trainer, teacher and coach, Clarence, the Lean Agile Guru We are offering to you a Unique Value Proposition: With the Lean Agile Guru, you will get this one-of-a-kind Unique Value Proposition in the marketplace: 1) More value-add. You will learn…
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Lead Time Leads To Feedback And Learnings

Lead Time Leads To Feedback And Learnings

First of all, what is "Lead Time"? Simply stated, "Lead Time" is the amount of time that passes from the start of a process until its conclusion. McDonalds Cartoon -- drive through placement (push), to order processing (pull), to order fulfilled (done). The shorter the Lead Time is, the better... meaning, we get feedback to what has concluded; and with fast feedback, we get to learn fast as well and use / invest that feedback -- and the "learnings" that came with it --  into something useful. Applications in real life: Continue reading
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Make your “Cost Per Story Point” stable. Why and how.

Make your “Cost Per Story Point” stable. Why and how.

In his book, "Principles of Product Development Flow", Donald Reinertsen wrote about the "Principle of Variability Pooling": "The Principle of Variability Pooling: Overall variation decreases when uncorrelated random tasks are combined. Variability pooling exploits a somewhat subtle mathematical characteristic of variability. When we sum two or more uncorrelated random variables, the variance of the sum is the sum if the individual variances." Bringing this principle to the home-front: Continue reading
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Relative Estimation

Relative Estimation

Strive for normalized approach to story effort / size estimation. If you are not there yet, and you are the scrum master or release train engineer, then you will help your team(s) get to Normalized approach to estimation -- a common approach to estimation -- set only once at the beginning/starting point /re-set point when the teams/trains do not have yet a historical velocity, or, the teams on the train got various approaches to estimation creating a scenario wherein there are wild variations of estimates across the train (this scenario needs a re-set to a starting point with a common…
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Lean Agile Guru Limited Offer

Lean Agile Guru Limited Offer

Greetings! At Lean Agile Guru Consulting LLC, for a limited time, we are offering discounted prices for our online classes. BUT we still deliver the same high-quality classes. At $495 per student per online class, which is a $500 discount from our $995 regular price, this is our lowest price ever and our classes go beyond and above the course hence making each class unique and invaluable! Your SAFe certification exam fee (first try only) is already included in the price. Register now! Limited online students per class! This is a limited Offer. Prices could change at any time. Enroll now to…
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Live Sessions

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 Without Specificity

3 Tips To Increasing Predictability 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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