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How do we handle Scope Changes in a SAFe Program Increment? A question about handling scope changes in SAFe was posed recently on a forum I’m participating in (The SAFe Community Forum). This is a question posed regularly in training and on ARTs I’m...

Handling scope change during a SAFe Program Increment (PI)

How do we handle Scope Changes in a SAFe Program Increment? A question about handling scope changes in SAFe was posed recently on a forum I’m participating in (The SAFe Community Forum). This is a question posed regularly in training and on ARTs I’m...

Using Scrum for Improving Operations

I’m encountering more and more people that are trying to solve different kind of problems with Scrum: People designing Consumer Goods Accounting professionals focused on Revenue Accounting Marketers of many kinds Healthcare professionals. I’ve been having some interesting discussions with them that I thought...

Using Scrum for Improving Operations

I’m encountering more and more people that are trying to solve different kind of problems with Scrum: People designing Consumer Goods Accounting professionals focused on Revenue Accounting Marketers of many kinds Healthcare professionals. I’ve been having some interesting discussions with them that I thought...

As a coach helping organizations become agile, I’m asked how to change the mindset of the people, how to help them see things in a different way, notice new possibilities. Will it be a good video? A game? A powerful lecture? While these may...

How to change mindset – the Jahnun lesson

As a coach helping organizations become agile, I’m asked how to change the mindset of the people, how to help them see things in a different way, notice new possibilities. Will it be a good video? A game? A powerful lecture? While these may...

“Oh no, it’s retrospective time!” This cry for help is not uncommon, I’m afraid, among practitioners of scrum. That is a shame. For me, this meeting is the climax of the scrum framework – this is the place where we get better. The discussions...

How to Achieve Valuable Retrospectives

“Oh no, it’s retrospective time!” This cry for help is not uncommon, I’m afraid, among practitioners of scrum. That is a shame. For me, this meeting is the climax of the scrum framework – this is the place where we get better. The discussions...

The Horrible Truth In recent years I’ve been working with many software development teams and almost all of them struggle with estimating the work. The energy spent on this and the frustration it causes should come to a halt. And so, in this short...

The horrible truth about software development estimation, and what to do about it

The Horrible Truth In recent years I’ve been working with many software development teams and almost all of them struggle with estimating the work. The energy spent on this and the frustration it causes should come to a halt. And so, in this short...

What does Scrum Product Ownership have to do with dinosaurs? Watch to our video below as Yuval Yeret, PST gives insightful information about unique value propositions, minimally marketable features, and so much more!

Scrum Product Ownership (Video)

What does Scrum Product Ownership have to do with dinosaurs? Watch to our video below as Yuval Yeret, PST gives insightful information about unique value propositions, minimally marketable features, and so much more!

I’m hearing from more and more companies that are using the Entrepreneurial Operating System® (EOS®) and are also looking at or practicing Agile e.g. using Scrum. In discussions with these companies two key questions surface time after time: My teams want to use Agile/Scrum...

Entrepreneurial Operating System® / Traction®- How does it relate to Agile/Scrum?

I’m hearing from more and more companies that are using the Entrepreneurial Operating System® (EOS®) and are also looking at or practicing Agile e.g. using Scrum. In discussions with these companies two key questions surface time after time: My teams want to use Agile/Scrum...

I’ve been asked several times now about Nexus and SAFe – what are the similarities, differences, etc. If you’re not familiar with either Nexus or SAFe I recommend taking a look at the Nexus Guide and the SAFe whitepaper first.  Nexus and SAFe –...

Comparing Nexus and SAFe – Similarities, Differences, Ideas

I’ve been asked several times now about Nexus and SAFe – what are the similarities, differences, etc. If you’re not familiar with either Nexus or SAFe I recommend taking a look at the Nexus Guide and the SAFe whitepaper first.  Nexus and SAFe –...

Learning from the SAFe Program Dependency Board The SAFe Program Board or Program Dependency Board is a key artifact used in PI Planning and Execution. The ART Teams and Stakeholders used it to align, anticipate risks, and adapt the plan accordingly. This “inspection and...

SAFe Program Dependency Board Retrospective

Learning from the SAFe Program Dependency Board The SAFe Program Board or Program Dependency Board is a key artifact used in PI Planning and Execution. The ART Teams and Stakeholders used it to align, anticipate risks, and adapt the plan accordingly. This “inspection and...