This webinar series addresses aspects of what it takes to be be effective in Agile at Scale. Each session in the series highlights how we do work differently. Each session in the series is about 50 minutes in length.
Most organizations are trying to scale Agile. But what is scaled Agile? Is it making projects bigger? Or just spreading Agile across the organization. This is an important distinction and both approaches are necessary at different times.
This talk describes what is necessary to do whether you are looking to have more capacity to work on a project (scaling Agile) or wanting to achieve Agile in an already large project (Agile at Scale). It will then go on to describe how the two most popular approaches – SAFe and LeSS – attend to these challenges. A quick overview of FLEX (FLow for Enterprise Transformation) will also be discussed.
Agile Product Management
May 04, 2018
This webinar provides an overview of how Agile Product Management (APM) helps achieve business agility – the quick realization of business value, predictably, sustainably and with high quality. APM is more than how to take epics to features to stories. In fact, epics are an old artifact that we believe should no longer be used. APM should start at the beginning – what is the mission of the organization. Then continue to the objectives to achieve this, the strategies to guide them and the initiatives that spring from the objectives. Only then do we get something that defines what we’re going to work.
At that point the creation of Minium Viable Products (MVPs) and Minimum Business Increments (MBIs) are required. But these should not occur in isolation. We must consider the relationship between the business offerings we already have and the business capabilities on which they are built. At his point we’re ready to give the MVPs/MBIs to technology in a concerted manner that can guide us to realize business value quickly.
FLEX as an operating model
May 15, 2018
An operating model is a representation of how an organization works and is defined and used in order to help make decisions throughout the business development process.
A framework is a set of roles, events, artifacts, and the rules that bind them. While frameworks are intended to have practices added to them, the frameworks themselves are mostly immutable. Operating models, on the other hand, are designed to help organizations create their own roles, events, artifacts and the rules that bind them and have these evolve over time as the organization evolves.
Operating models should have the following:
FLow for Enterprise Transformation is Net Objectives’ approach to agility at both mid and large scale. It goes beyond framework by being an operating model. As an operating model it provide guidance for:
Using a one-day event to get teams to flow
May 29, 2018
Agile across multiple teams
Many people are looking at adopting SAFe or LeSS when all they really need to do is know how to manage a few teams efficiently in working together. This talk provides 4 case studies to show how this can be done for organizations as large as 300 people.
Using Guardrails to align your people across the organization
The Guardrails for Lean-Agile transformation are a set of agreements and questions to help the organization assure it is staying on course in its transformation and to be able to make decisions at a local level that are aligned to the rest of the value stream. The agreements are to:
Using Test-First to obtain clear requirements
Scrum as Example: Rethinking Scrum as a framework
Becoming an effective Scrum Master: The essential ingredients for supporting new Scrum teams
Agile templates and practices useful for new Agile teams