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Correcting Assumptions via Systems Thinking

Identifying the system your assumptions build is a giant first step in helping teams improve. Let’s use systems thinking to briefly examine a causal loop that either increases or decreases the team’s confidence. We begin with the assumption that “teams must be held accountable, because people do not naturally hold themselves accountable.” The domino effect this...

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March Presentation on Agile Transformation with LeSS (Large Scale Scrum)

The March AgileSoCal User Group‘s presentation will be on Zodiac Inflight Innovations’ agile transformation with LeSS. Adoption pitfalls, great insights & lessons learned from their Product Owner Mike Winston. This is a preview of their talk at Scrum Alliance‘s national Scrum Gathering in Minneapolis. Product Managers might want to check it out! Zodiac’s agile journey began before I was involved....

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Responsibility and Continuous Improvement with LeSS

We are hosting Craig Larman again for his Certified Large Scale Scrum (LeSS) Practitioner workshop in Orange County / Los Angeles area in November. I’ve already told a number of advocates for Continuous Improvement and asked my coaches who haven’t attended yet to make sure they go. Why? Fundamentally, LeSS gives something that SAFe doesn’t –...

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6 Similarities Between SAFe and LeSS

Although there are significant differences in how change is approached, here are some similarities between SAFe and LeSS, aka, Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) and Large Scale Scrum (LeSS). Similarities Between SAFe and LeSS Both SAFe and LeSS address organizing multiple teams in an agile work environment (stating the obvious here, perhaps, but just to be...