April 20, 2016

Increasing the Impact of the Certified LeSS Practitioner Course

Increasing the Impact of the Certified LeSS Practitioner Course In 2015, we (me and Craig) started offering the Certified LeSS Practitioner course. This course is based on the upcoming LeSS book, our previous scaling courses, and our scaling experiences. Our goal is to provide a high-quality experience-based thorough scaling course. It assumes that the participants…

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February 9, 2016

3 days of learning Large Scale Scrum with Ahmad Fahmy

3 days of learning Large Scale Scrum with Ahmad Fahmy Fascinating course giving a privileged insight into how LeSS can change an organisation’s behaviour. Sam Reed – Ministry of Justice The Certified LeSS Practitioner (CLP) course – promotes itself as a course that will teach you how to scale scrum following its clear set of principles and…

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January 11, 2016

The Road LeSS Travelled

The Road LeSS Travelled This is the story of how I came to specialise in large-scale Agile development, what influenced my direction and ultimately, why I now consider implementing large-scale agile as at least 80% organisational transformation with only 20%. Any framework that ignores the 80% will give you marginal gains at best.   My…

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January 5, 2016

How using ‘barely sufficient’ prescription can allow for the most effective teams

How using ‘barely sufficient’ prescription can allow for the most effective teams It’s the age old debate: I want self organising teams, but I need to set some constraints. I want some level of prescription, but how much is reasonable? When does it start disempowering the teams? This balancing act is being played out the…

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November 26, 2015

“LeSS is More” at AWA

Why LeSS? If you invested $100 of stock in a company listed as a ‘Great Place to Work’ in 1998, by 2008 your investment was worth $266. Compare that to a benchmark of comparable companies that didn’t make the ‘Great Place to Work’ list, that $100 would have only been worth $180. That’s a 2.1x…

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May 1, 2015

Causal loops. Picture this..

“If I can picture it, I can understand it” – Einstein Anyone who has used Excel enough, will know what I mean when you realise the problem you are trying to model is a recursive loop problem and you get the dreaded ‘circular reference’ error. Modelling our organisations and their processes can be equally frustrating…

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