OKRs (Objectives and Key Results) are, for many organisations, still a relatively new term that, as such, can hold the promise of an idealised future while moving again the goalpost to a later tomorrow.
And the term OKR creates enough ambiguity allowing different conflicting interpretations (e.g. a new fancy name for KPIs) to coexists. But once OKRs are well understood and properly put to practice, are they really good for innovation?
Automation practices in Agile Software Development have an important role. But what about Agile outside IT? What to automate? How to automate?
It is common to adopt several Agile practices outside IT and Software Development. It is less common to do that for Agile technical practices outside IT. Let’s see how to do that as well.
An alternative to Scaled Frameworks for digital products and services development.
An opinion on all scaled agile frameworks and specifically on SAFe based on experience, theory, empirical evidence and experts opinions.
An summary of the results of companies scaling agile with a heavy-weight framework and companies migrating to a heavy-weight off-the-shelf platform.
A summary with infographic of how large successful companies like Microsoft, Amazon, Google, Facebook, Spotify, LinkedIn, Netflix and HP LaserJet Firmware achieved agility at scale with tangible and lasting business benefits.
Revisiting the trade-off between simplicity and not reinventing the wheel. Finding out if scaled framework are Agile.
A collection of pointers to get involved in the Lean-Agile Community, a prerequisites for every Lean and Agile practitioner and a required completion for every Lean and Agile framework.
An overview of the techniques and the concepts I have found valuable to understand organisations culture and to think about cultural change
What if the co-authors of the manifesto for agile software development had never come together in that 2001 Snowbird meeting or ever after? Would we still have something like Agile today?
Which principles, theories and models do you know that help to explain how Agile works, and why it works? Which one would you add to this list?
A Scrum Master Self-Assessment Kit can help you start buddying or pair-mentoring to continuously develop your craft as a Scrum Master and Agile expert. Here is the new one.
Assertiveness is a way to find your voice and express yourself also inside a team.
When introducing the Manifesto to new Agile practitioners, its outdated language often got in the way of conversations around more interesting points. So I’ve freshened up the language taking inspiration from Kent Beck (talk ‘Beyond Agile Programming’ at Startup Lessons Learned Conference, 2010), Dan North (talk ‘Agile Revisited’ at GOTO conference, 2015), Tom Gilb (Value-driven development values and principles, 2010), and Joseph Pelrine (ebook on Agile teams and self-organising systems, 2011).
The three pillars of Agile answer briefly and clearly two of the most important questions people are asking since the beginning of Agile and before: “Why Agile works?” and “What’s the essence of Agile?”
Nowadays challenges span complicated and complex situations that require a leadership style and tools that go beyond traditional leadership.
Here you find reading suggestions to find inspiration as well as practical advice.
#Agile #Lean #Leadership
Discover where Waterfall is hiding in this process designed by Gartner to combine Design Thinking, Lean Startup, and Agile.
Let’s use this flawed idea as an opportunity to dig deeper into the foundations of lean and agile.
You are trapped in the black and white room of agile’s rainbow. And you cannot be sure you are not, until you find out and conquer your qualia.
How would you describe with just *one* sentence the *main* purpose of the Scrum Master based on your current experience on the ground in the role?
Discover the two key components behind lean-agile paradigm shift. And the next paradigm shift approaching at the horizon.
A lot of food for thoughts, for bright and hungry minds, the new business-friendly version of the original Agile Manifesto: The Lean-Agile Manifesto for Digital Products and Services. Inspired by Kent Beck (talk ‘Beyond Agile Programming’ at Startup Lessons Learned Conference, 2010) and by Dan North (talk ‘Agile Revisited’ at GOTO conference, 2015).
You often think there must be a better way of getting stuff done,
while at work you spend your time working around obstacles created by the very same processes put there to help you. Meanwhile, you build meaningful relationships, based on professional respect and trust, that span well over the boundaries of the formal hierarchy.
These books are for you.