For those product managers and product owners who are still telling teams on how to do things: ‘Don’t tell people how to do things, tell
In SAFe, just like a huge production play like ‘The Nutcracker‘, each participant must know his/her role, know what he/she must do… and to do
Today, I tried to connect together a series of Bose speakers. I followed the instructions that came with it. For some reason, despite following the
Here is a suggestion to leaders of companies transforming to Lean Agile: Slow down… you might be moving too fast that your teams can barely
Chick-fil-A… McDonalds… Firestone… Panera … where else?
Mazda applied the 10th Principle of the Agile Manifesto! ‘Simplicity–the art of maximizing the amount of work not done–is essential.‘ — Agile Manifesto Principle #10
Acceptance criteria not only serve as a way to confirm one’s understanding — via conversations and collaborations with others — of the work on hand
Start with a small win. In ‘Sales’ they call this first small win the ‘icebreaker sale’. Toastmasters call their first speech as ‘icebreaker speech’. Want
Features and Benefits (FAB) is what we are all familiar with. With SAFe 5.0’s customer centricity, this FAB is now BAF… Benefits and Features. Makes
Scrum Masters of teams to populate the program board!
SAFe is goals driven and not prescriptive. A goal-driven approach makes SAFe flexible and easy to scale. Companies scale agile based on factors that deliver
A goal with a strong ‘Why’ will not only pulls you forward but also pulls you through difficult times. Make your ‘Iteration Goals’ and your
Hello everyone! Great news from Scaled Agile, Inc. (SAI) — the maker of SAFe. Read the image below. In that light, please go ahead and
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