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Portfolio Management  for Agile
 
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Getting your organization to move away from traditional portfolio management may cause your organization to become predictable, improved flow of value delivered, and the ability to pivot more quickly when necessary. Sounds great, right? "But, how?", you might ask. In this 10 minute video, Enterprise Transformation Consultant, Rick Austin will demonstrate how you can use governance to enable a more adaptive portfolio management approach within your organization. See Rick's talk in it entirety here: Deck is included in the link. https://leadingagile.com/2017/09/portfolio-management-agile-world/
Views: 1688 LeadingAgile
Who Should be a ScrumMaster? Who Should be a Product Owner?
 
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In this short video, Dave Prior, our resident Certified Scrum Trainer, offers some advice and guidance with respect to sorting out which individuals in your organization should move into a Product Owner role and who is a better fit for ScrumMaster when transitioning to Agile. See a full list of CSPO and CSM training courses: https://www.eventbrite.com/d/united-states/leadingagile-certified-scrum/?crt=regular&sort=date
Views: 2042 LeadingAgile
How to Lead Agile Transformation: Safe, pragmatic organization wide agile adoption
 
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This talk explores a safe, pragmatic, and repeatable formula for leading Agile Transformation in large organizations. The Holy Grail for an executive is to tie dollars spent and activities performed, to internal improvement metrics and ultimately improved business performance. We’ll start by discussing the elements of an agile transformation business case and how to identify a meaningful value proposition for transformation. Next we’ll consider how to assess the organization and build an agile transformation strategy and roadmap that encourages an iterative and incremental approach to change. Finally we’ll explore the metrics and controls that help you know if you’re on the right track. Throughout the presentation, we’ll explore the change management and engagement techniques necessary to make sure you are building meaningful organizational support as you lead the enterprise. We’ll discuss how to build and execute a change management strategy to keep everyone safe and informed throughout the transformation. We’ll show how to sustain and improve the changes over time, ultimately creating an organizational ecosystem where business agility is part of the fundamental DNA of the company. The goal of this talk is to take the magic out of agile transformation and show you how to systematically and planfully introduce agile into your organization.
Views: 9346 LeadingAgile
PMO in an agile world - LeadingAgile SoundNotes
 
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Host Dave Prior and guest Marty Bradley discuss the how the PMO can maintain its relevancy in an agile world, agile pmo governance, and managing the transition to agile. Check out our blog: http://hubs.ly/H06rXht0 Subscribe to the podcast: http://hubs.ly/H06h3qC0 Show notes: 00:08 Podcast Begins 00:35 What does a LeadingAgile Executive Coach actually do 01:40 When the Executives say “Stop saying Agile.”, it’s actually a good thing. 03:05 Should the PMO go away as an organization becomes agile? Who’s asking and why? 07:12 Why do we need a PMO and governance if agile teams are supposed to be self organizing? 08:38 If we do not have trust, how can we have self-organization and Agility? 09:39 All night deployments and the impact of not trusting the team 10:43 When the people who “know better” create a system that fosters missed deadlines and failure, they create a very dysfunctional form of predictability 12:15 How the PMO can maintain its’ relevancy in an organization transitioning to Agile. 13:27 How do we maintain the necessary non-agile elements when we transition to Agile? 14:55 How can we have more empathy for the members of the PMO and the massive personal and career change they are facing in maintaining the stability of a traditional approach while supporting the change to Agile? 16:29 Changing the focus and the metrics used to track the work 17:10 The impact of agile on Development Managers 18:12 Why would the PMO want to eliminate the need for their own position (if we transition from waterfall to Agile) 18:42 Coping with transition: “This is my job,…I got a family…What am I supposed to do?” 19:55 Maintaining a balance between preserving the necessary domain knowledge and changing as fast as you can 20:29 What PMO Leaders need to know before the Agile transition team shows up – “Not everything needs to be perfect Agile.” 23:51 If I am in a PMO and I want to get up to speed and maintain my own relevancy, what do I need to learn? 25:10 “I’d look at my company and figure out what is value in my company?” How do you define value? 27:02 Finding your organization’s own definition of value 27:46 Closeout
Views: 1490 LeadingAgile
Does Everything Have to Be a User Story? Ron Jeffries & Chet Hendrickson - LeadingAgile SoundNotes
 
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Ron Jeffries is one of the founders of XP and has written books on XP and is one of the original signatories of the Agile Manifesto. Chet Hendrickson is Agile software development coach and XP specialist with over 22 years in the industry. Together, they share their thoughts on a wide variety of Agile topics such as how to break work down for a team, their approach to user stories, and sprint planning.
Views: 668 LeadingAgile
Why Agile Fails in Large Enterprises - Large Scale Agile Transformation
 
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Many large-scale agile transformations are struggling. Some have failed. Others can’t figure out why scaled agile isn't working after multiple attempts. It’s easy to blame the people, the process, and the culture. And it’s especially easy to blame management. However, the underlying problem is that most large organizations weren’t built to be agile. You need a way to safely and pragmatically refactor your company into an organization that can adopt agile and sustain the transformation. Mike Cottmeyer introduces a framework for understanding the type of company in which you work, its delivery constraints, and likely challenges you’ll face in your large-scale agile transformation. Mike shares a strategy for establishing an end-state vision and operational model to guide your transformation. Finally, he defines an approach for incrementally introducing change, measuring outcomes, and sustaining those changes. Follow along with the slides from the talk: https://www.leadingagile.com/resource/why-agile-is-failing-in-large-enterprises-and-what-you-can-do-about-it/ For more information about the LeadingAgile Transformation Approach check out https://www.leadingagile.com Table of Contents A brief historical perspective: 3:33 Culture vs Practices vs Structure: 6:51 What is Structure?: 12:30 LeadingAgile Theory of Transformation: 33:18 Mapping your Transformation Journey: 35:46 Incremental and Iterative Improvement: 58:39 Developing your Roadmap: 1:11:37 Structure: 1:11:45 Governance: 1:12:29 Metrics: 1:12:42 Defining Incremental Transformation: 1:13:51 Iterative and Incremental Change: 1:16:18 Summary: 1:19:21
Views: 39744 LeadingAgile
Agile Transformation - Mike Cottmeyer
 
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Agile Transformation is more than just teaching an organization how to do Scrum. Real Transformation is about breaking down the structural, procedural, and cultural barriers that get in the way of forming teams, building backlogs, and producing working, tested software.
Views: 1432 LeadingAgile
Agile Transformation Explained
 
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Leading a large-scale agile transformation isn’t about adopting a new set of attitudes, processes, and behaviors at the team level… it’s about helping your company deliver faster to market, and developing the ability to respond to a rapidly-changing competitive landscape. First and foremost, it’s about achieving business agility. Business agility comes from people having clarity of purpose, a willingness to be held accountable, and the ability to achieve measurable outcomes. Unfortunately, almost everything in modern organizations gets in the way of teams acting with any sort of autonomy. In most companies, agile transformation requires significant organizational change. Agile transformation necessitates a fundamental rethinking of how your company organizes for delivery, how it delivers value to its customers, and how it plans and measures outcomes. Agile transformation is about building enabling structures, aligning the flow of work, and measuring for outcomes based progress. It's about breaking dependencies. The reality is that this kind of change can only be led from the top. This talk will explore how executives can define an idealized end-state for the transformation, build a fiscally responsible iterative and incremental plan to realize that end-state, as well as techniques for tracking progress and managing change. Slide Deck can be found here: https://www.leadingagile.com/2017/10/talk-agile-transformations-explained-mike-cottmeyer-live-agile-dc/
Views: 2182 LeadingAgile
Capitlaizing Costs in an Agile World
 
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If your organization is transitioning to Agile, capitalizing costs for internal-use software may be a little overwhelming. We break down how it all works in this short, 8 minute video.
Views: 473 LeadingAgile
The Top Two Reasons Agile Fails
 
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Everybody’s on board, so why isn’t Agile working as it should? Understand the top two reasons Agile fails and what you can do about it with our CEO, Mike Cottmeyer. Use these resources to learn more about our approach: https://hubs.ly/H0h8Pbq0
Views: 363 LeadingAgile
Agile in 2017:  Is Culture Really The Issue with Mike Cottmeyer - LeadingAgile SoundNotes
 
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In this episode of LeadingAgile SoundNotes, Mike Cottmeyer, CEO of LeadingAgile shares his thoughts on the primary issues facing organizations as they continue working to transform. There are many who claim culture is the main issue, but is that really the impediment to organizational agility? Subscribe on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/leadingagile-soundnotes/id995790407?mt=2 Listen on Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/leadingagile Show Notes 00:08 Interview Starts 00:47 How do you lead change in large organizations? 02:17 Is the biggest impediment to Agile really culture change? How do you do that at scale? 03:00 What is getting in the way of culture? 04:16 I can change my attitude and value system, but will the organization support that changed attitude and belief? 04:51 The mindset shift is just the starting point 07:15 How do you get 1,000 people to simultaneously have a mindset shift and then know what to go do 07:42 Is the industry still stuck? How do we get past wanting Agile to being able to do Agile? 08:12 A positive Agile culture has to be reinforced 10:07 The difference between culture and the basic actions you should do 11:29 Can you have the behavior without the culture system shift? 13:29 Can you use the mechanics to reach a desired end state without worrying about becoming Agile? 15:35 Where does Mike see the industry going in 2017? 19:49 Does the organization really need to understand how Agile works or can someone coach the organization into an Agile state? 22:02 How does the organization recognize the fundamentals of what needs to be changed to achieve Organizational Agility? 24:18 Does having data that explains the problem help strengthen the case for change? 25:10 Your organization is deeply flawed. 26:41 How are we going to measure that the problem was indeed solved? 28:07 The organizations are broken. Teaching them to want something is not enough. At some point you have to do the work. 30:00 If we teach culture change will people really self organize in the presence of constraints 31:19 Should everyone be more disruptive? Who designs the structure to support that? 32:18 Is there a point where you need to be more directive to help people become more Agile? 33:04 We are so myopically focused on self organization. 34:02 If i am an executive with limited time to learn and research, what do I focus on? 35:18 The problem is that people are overselling how Agile can work. 38:35 Do you want to do Agile on a team, or do you want to become an Agile organization? 39:08 How Agile do you need to be? 43:57 The music Mike has been listening to lately and is looking forward to listening to. 45:05 The one thing Mike wishes all the clients knew before he got into the room. 46:41 Closeout
Views: 843 LeadingAgile
Don't Confuse Agile with Agility
 
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Don’t confuse Agile and Scrum with business Agility. Just because you’ve decided to adopt Scrum, or adopt SAFe doesn’t mean that you now have the ability to get things into market faster. Watch, as Mike tells you the one thing he’d have your organization do if they were only going to do one thing. For more of Mike's thoughts on Agile and business Agility, you can watch his talk: Agile Transformations Explained https://www.leadingagile.com/resource/agile-transformations-explained/ Maybe you’re interested in hearing more about how LeadingAgile thinks about Agile Portfolio Management. If so, then watch this video featuring Rick Austin. https://www.leadingagile.com/resource/agile-portfolio-management/ If you’re interested in learning about how LeadingAgile can help your organization Transform, you can contact us here: https://www.leadingagile.com/contact-us/
Views: 539 LeadingAgile
Agile Portfolio Management
 
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When organizations move to agile for software delivery, there is often tension with traditional portfolio management. This talk will illustrate how agile portfolio management empowers software delivery rather than hindering it. Doing so enables organizations to become predictable, improve the flow of value delivered, and pivot more quickly if necessary. We will demonstrate the use of governance that allows a more agile and adaptive portfolio management approach. Slides Available for download https://www.slideshare.net/LeadingAgile/portfolio-management-in-an-agile-world-rick-austin
Views: 2560 LeadingAgile
Mike Cottmeyer, Live, at Agile & Beyond 2019
 
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In order to achieve business Agility, Agile has to be applied in a certain context. You have to be able to form the right kinds of teams, build the right kinds of backlogs, and produce working, tested increments of product. The problem is that this context doesn’t exist in larger, more complex enterprises. Most companies are falling short when they try to scale Agile because they lack the proper buy-in from leadership, they lack the ecosystem in which Agile can be successful, and they don’t know how to orchestrate the type of change that’s required of organizations that are attempting to adopt Agile. Just because you have the roles, ceremonies, and artifacts of Scrum in place doesn’t mean you’ll automatically begin reaping the benefits of Agile. So, what’s needed isn’t more Scrum, more XP, more SAFe. What’s needed is a plan. A plan to do more than simply teach people Agile. If you want your Transformation to be sustainable, you’re going to need to find a way to systematically overcome the structural, procedural, and cultural barriers that stand in the way of Transformation. You’ll need a structured, disciplined Agile Transformation. In this talk, Mike breaks down what a structured, and disciplined Agile Transformation actually look like. He’ll discuss why organizations want to Transform, what actually needs to be Transformed, how the change will be orchestrated, and who’s responsible for the orchestration of change. Download the White Paper: https://hubs.ly/H0jcztx0
Views: 228 LeadingAgile
Capitalizing Costs in an Agile World
 
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If your organization is transitioning to Agile, capitalizing costs for internal-use software may be a little overwhelming. We break down how it all works in this short, 8 minute video.
Views: 263 LeadingAgile
The Necessary Conditions to Adopt Agile
 
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In this 5 minute video, Mike Cottmeyer, LeadingAgile's CEO and Founder breaks down how you should approach an Agile Transformation. The key concepts are: 1. Transformation is never just about adopting Agile, it's about achieving better business outcomes 2. At its core, Agile is a system of delivery 3. Focusing on Culture and Practices—first—won't work In this video Mike is speaking, in front of a live audience, at Agile2017. But, he's given the same talk, at multiple conferences, all across the nation. In fact, here's a link to a version of it from Agile DC 2017, so that you can watch it in its entirety. Also included is Mike's slide deck. https://hubs.ly/H09-dm30 For more from Mike you can watch these two videos: The Executive's Guide to Leading Large-Scale Agile Transformations https://hubs.ly/H09-bRb0 Why Agile is Failing in Large Enterprises and What You Can Do About It https://hubs.ly/H09-bRf0 Slides are included in both links. Also, you can download Mike's white paper, entitled: The Executive's Guide to Leading Large-Scale Agile Transformation https://hubs.ly/H09-dmK0
Views: 300 LeadingAgile
Ron Jeffries and Chet Hendrickson Live from Agile2017 - LeadingAgile Soundnotes
 
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Ron Jeffries is one of the founders of XP and has written books on XP and is one of the original signatories of the Agile Manifesto. Chet Hendrickson is Agile software development coach and XP specialist with over 22 years in the industry. Together, they share their thoughts on a wide variety of Agile topics such as how to break work down for a team, their approach to user stories, and sprint planning.
Views: 646 LeadingAgile
System of Transformation Defined
 
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In this video, LeadingAgile CEO, Mike Cottmeyer is distinguishing between a System of Delivery and a System of Transformation. In the world of Agile, too many practitioners and consultants are focused on implementing a System of Delivery, like SAFe, Scrum, LeSS, etc. and aren't focusing on what really matters—enabling that System of Delivery. This is why so many of us are beginning to wonder why we're still struggling to make Agile work some 20 years later.
Views: 160 LeadingAgile
Empowering Agile Teams
 
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Agilists often get caught up on the human aspect of Agile and forget to fix the fundamental operating system of the organization. To have truly empowered teams, there not only has to be the messages of empowerment, but also the context in which that empowerment is able to be exercised. In this three-minute video, Mike Cottmeyer gives his thoughts on empowered, Agile teams.
Views: 272 LeadingAgile
LeadingAgile: Cultivating Change Agents and Sustainable Agile Transformations
 
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As Agile practitioners we WANT to drive change within our organizations but all too often we focus on the things that are easy, and that don’t last. At LeadingAgile we believe that in order to provide meaningful change, one must focus on the structures that allow Agile to flourish, and that culture and practices will emerge. Here, we provide the framework and the opportunity for our consultants to implement transformations that not only work now, but that will continue to work in the future. Want to join our team check out our open positions https://www.leadingagile.com/careers/
Views: 385 LeadingAgile
Product-Driven Organizations: The Evolution of Agile
 
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Agile has been great. Revolutionary, even. Organizations are producing software faster, creating more cross-functional and collaborative teams than ever before. However, a lot of Agilists are experiencing diminishing returns on their investment to go Agile. Why is that? The reality is that you've likely tapped the potential of your Agile practices and you've reaped all the benefits of the Agile culture that you've instilled already. The good news is that your journey doesn't have to end here. The next evolution of Agile is to restructure the business, create a product-driven organization, and build a system of delivery that's conducive to getting more mileage out of your investment in Agile. To learn more about our approach to Agile Transformation, check out our latest white paper: www.leadingagile.com/whitepaper/ Or, you can read some of our other latest thoughts and observations on the Agile Industry at: www.leadingagile.com/blog/
Views: 277 LeadingAgile
Four Critical Concepts for a Successful Agile Transformation
 
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Understanding why you’re adopting Agile and knowing what patterns of Agility you should be paying attention to are both critical to the success of your Agile Transformation. However, it’s still only half the battle. Having a plan for how you’re going to implement the change and a strong point of view on who’s going to lead the change are equally as important. Learn more about our approach in our latest white paper: www.leadingagile.com/whitepaper/ Or, check out our latest thoughts and observations on our industry here: www.leadingagile.com/blog/
Views: 119 LeadingAgile
Agile Teams Defined
 
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There's no success in Agile outside the context of a team. Forming teams is just that important. So, what is a team? The Scrum Guide implies what a team should be, but we want to get super explicit. In this short clip, Mike Cottmeyer defines what an Agile team should really look like.
Views: 206 LeadingAgile
Agile Fluency with Diana Larsen Live from Agile2017 - LeadingAgile  Soundnotes
 
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At Agile2017 Diana Larsen sat down with Dave to talk about the Agile Fluency model. In this interview she explains what it is (a way of thinking about what benefits an organization needs to get from it’s teams) and how she and James Shore co-founded the Agile Fluency Project with the hope of moving past the question of whether or not a given team, practice, etc. was Agile or not. They wanted to shift the focus to a more positive approach that would help teams develop routine, skillful ease as they move further down the path of adopting agile practices with the ultimate goal of providing enough benefit to the organization so that they, in turn, receive the organizational support for continuous improvement. If you’d like to learn more about Agile Fluency, please check out the following: Your Path through Agile Fluency https://www.martinfowler.com/articles/agileFluency.html The Agile Fluency Project http://agilefluency.org And if you’d like to learn more about Diana Larsen check out: FutureWorks Consulting - https://www.futureworksconsulting.com Her books on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Diana-Larsen/e/B002BM7U7Q Diana on Twitter: https://twitter.com/DianaOfPortland
Views: 251 LeadingAgile
Agility and Constraints
 
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There's a conceptual hurdle that a lot of Agilists struggle with. They think that planning is waste and that adhering to date constraints isn't Agile. However, we believe that—most times—the constraints aren't going away. So ,we have to find away to operate within them while maintaining Agility and credibility. For more of Mike's thoughts on Agile Transformation click here: www.leadingagile.com/whitepaper. Or, you can check out our resources page here: www.leadingagile.com/resources/
Views: 85 LeadingAgile
Mike Cottmeyer at Innovate Virginia 2019
 
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In order to achieve business Agility, Agile has to be applied in a certain context. You have to be able to: • Form the right kinds of teams • Build the right kinds of backlogs, and... • Produce working tested increments of product The problem is that this context doesn't exist in larger, more complex enterprises. Most companies are falling short when they try to scale Agile because they lack the proper buy-in from leadership, they lack the ecosystem in which Agile can be successful, and they don't know how to orchestrate the type of change that's required of organizations that are attempting to adopt Agile. Just because you have the roles, ceremonies, and artifacts of Scrum in place. Doesn't mean you'll automatically begin reaping the benefits of Agile. So, what's needed isn't more Scrum, more XP, more SAFe. What's needed is a plan. A plan to do more than simply teach people Agile. If you want your Transformation to be sustainable, you're going to need to find a way to systematically overcome the structural, procedural, and cultural barriers that get in the way of Transformation. You'll need a structured, disciplined Agile Transformation. In this talk, Mike breaks down what a structured, and disciplined Agile Transformation actually look like. He'll discuss why organizations want to Transform, what actually needs to be Transformed, how the change will be orchestrated, and who's responsible for the orchestration of change.
Views: 220 LeadingAgile
Bringing Agile to Organizations not Built for Agility - PMI Agile Forum
 
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Mike shares his experiences from across industries, organizational structures, and working with companies that are at different states of agility. This talk takes a deep dive into the challenges of bringing agile into organizations that aren't built for agility and the challenges of Agile/Waterfall Hybrid projects. www.leadingagile.com
Views: 1585 LeadingAgile
The Work of an Agile Transformation
 
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In this short video, Founder and CEO Mike Cottmeyer and Chief Methodology Officer Dennis Stevens, discuss what LeadingAgile considers to be the work of an Agile Transformation. A truly Agile organization will always have these three things in place: • Cross-functional teams • Clearly articulated backlogs • The ability to produce incremental, working, tested software. Anything that gets in the way of making these three things a reality is considered an impediment and removing the impediments is the work of an Agile Transformation. https://www.leadingagile.com
Views: 486 LeadingAgile
What's the Difference Between Scrum and Kanban w/ Jessica Wolfe and Derek Huether
 
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In almost every CSM or CSPO class that Dave teaches he gets asked to explain the difference between Scrum and Kanban. So, in this episode of SoundNotes, Jessica Wolfe, Derek Huether, and  Dave take turns responding to the question and detailing some of the main differences between two of the most popular approaches to Agile. If you'd like to reach out to Jessica, Derek or Dave for more—here's their contact info: Contacting Jessica If you’d like to contact Jessica you can reach her at: LeadingAgile: https://www.leadingagile.com/guides/jessica-wolfe/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jessica-wolfe-ab025a36/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/thejessicawolfe Email: [email protected] Contacting Derek If you’d like to contact Derek you can reach him at: LeadingAgile: https://www.leadingagile.com/guides/derek-huether/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/derekhuether/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/derekhuether Email: [email protected] Contacting Dave If you’d like to contact Dave you can reach him at: LeadingAgile: https://www.leadingagile.com/guides/dave-prior/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mrsungo Twitter: https://twitter.com/mrsungo Email: [email protected] If you have a question you’d like to submit for an upcoming podcast, please send them to [email protected] And if you're interested in taking one of our upcoming Certified ScrumMaster or Certified Scrum Product Owner classes, you can find all the details at https://www.leadingagile.com/our-gear/training/
Views: 261 LeadingAgile
Leveraging Influence & Trust to Lead Business Transformation
 
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In order for a consultant to gain influence over executives and organizations, first they must build safety and trust. In this video, LeadingAgile’s Chief Methodologist, Dennis Stevens, walks us through the Trust and Influence Loop. The loop is a visual that we often show to our consultants when we’re talking about how we should be interacting with our clients. Check out this podcast where Mike Cottmeyer is talking about the Trust and Influence Loop, too. https://www.leadingagile.com/podcast/trust-influence-loop-mike-cottmeyer/ Click here if you want to know more about, or contact, our Chief Methodologist, Dennis Stevens: https://www.leadingagile.com/guides/dennis-stevens/
Views: 130 LeadingAgile
System of Delivery: An Intro to Our Governance Model
 
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Our governance model and team design may look a little complicated at first glance. However, there's a lot of intentionality within our system of delivery to ensure that you're solving the right problems, at the right time, to maximize throughput and the value delivered to your customers. In this video, our Chief Methodologist, Dennis Stevens will remove the noise and walk you through our governance model and team design to help you better understand the LeadingAgile system of delivery. For more information on our approach to Transformation, check out our latest white paper: www.leadingagile.com/whitepaper If you're interested in helping other organizations achieve their Agility goals within a system such as this, check out our careers page: www.leadingagile.com/careers
Views: 348 LeadingAgile
Forming Teams in a Product-Driven Organization
 
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When moving toward a product-driven organization, what are some of the principles that you should follow when you're attempting to encapsulate teams and dependencies? Find out in this short clip from Toronto Agile 2018.
Views: 60 LeadingAgile
Goals in Agile Portfolio Management
 
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Enterprise Transformation Consultant, Rick Austin, talks about what your agile organization should be trying to accomplish through portfolio management. He also discusses how portfolio management fits into the bigger picture and helps you to make better business decisions in the future. Want to see more of Rick’s thoughts on agile portfolio management? Just follow the link below and gain access to his full talk. His slide deck is included. https://www.leadingagile.com/resource/agile-portfolio-management/
Views: 84 LeadingAgile
Tips for ScrumMasters of Distributed Teams w/ Jessica Wolfe
 
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In this short video, Jessica Wolfe and Dave Prior respond to a question about how to be an effective ScrumMaster when you are not in the same location as your team. To complicate matters even more, try stepping into the role of a ScrumMaster in place of an SM who was colocated with part of the team.  If that doesn’t seem challenging enough—try two Product Owners working with the team.
Views: 405 LeadingAgile
Agile Transformations Explained: Making Agile work at Scale.
 
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In his most recent talk, at Agile Day Atlanta, Mike dives into his theory on Agile Transformation, the goals of Agile Transformation, and spends some time discussing what exactly is being Transformed. A lot of people—and companies—want to start with culture, or practices, but while those two things are really important….it’s not a great starting place. Over the course of his talk Mike builds the case that Agile isn’t a culture problem. That it’s not a practices problem. It’s really a systems problem. And, if you can buy into that philosophy, Mike shares a lot of thoughts on how to actually make a systems-first Transformation work at scale. Check out Mike’s white paper entitled: The Executive’s Guide to Leading Large-Scale Agile Transformation. http://info.leadingagile.com/executive-guide-to-leading-large-scale-agile-transformation You can also watch his talk on applying Agile outside of the software industry: Faster Food and a Better Place to Sleep. https://www.leadingagile.com/2018/05/faster-food-and-a-better-place-to-sleep-live-from-keep-austin-agile/
Views: 181 LeadingAgile
Top-down Intent, Bottom-Up Execution
 
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Mike Cottmeyer takes a moment to discuss the importance of having executive buy-in when leading an Agile Transformation and trying to form agile teams.
Views: 137 LeadingAgile
Culture v Organizational Change
 
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Is Agile a cultural problem? Probably. But, how do you change the hearts and minds of the enterprise when the cultural messages you're sending create such a large amount of cognitive dissonance. At some point, you're going to have to work on the organizational design and processes. So, what are you willing to bet on in front of your stakeholders? For more of Mike's latest thoughts on Agile Transformation, check out his latest white paper: www.leadingagile.com/whitepaper
Views: 59 LeadingAgile
Dean Leffingwell Live from Agile 2017 -  LeadingAgile SoundNotes
 
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Dean Leffingwell stopped by to chat with Dave Prior about some of the changes introduced to Scaled Agile Framework with the SAFe 4.5 update, including the reasons for including the Implementation Roadmap, DevOps and Lean Startup. For more information about Dean or Scaled Agile Framework, please visit: http://www.scaledagileframework.com For information on the SAFe Summit, please visit: http://www.safesummit.com
Views: 394 LeadingAgile
The Magic of Agile is More than Artifacts and Practices
 
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This is an excerpt of Mike Cottmeyer's talk that he delivered in Las Vegas, at Agile Dev West. In it, he talks about how Agile is more than Scrum. How it's more than a set of artifacts and practices, and how true Agility stems from creating the right ecosystem in which Agile can thrive. Download Mike's Latest White Paper www.leadingagile.com/whitepaper
Views: 53 LeadingAgile
LeadingAgile's Compass: Which Direction is Your Company Headed?
 
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In this short video, Mike Cottmeyer talks about his theory on Agile Transformation. This time, he tells us about it through the lens of The Compass—which is a pillar of the LeadingAgile framework. Learn why we think Agile is failing in large enterprises and more about how we approach Agile Transformation. Let us know in the comments which quadrant of The Compass you think you're organization is in. For more information about: Mike Cottmeyer: https://www.leadingagile.com/guides/mike-cottmeyer/ Our Compass: https://www.leadingagile.com/our-compass/ Why Agile is Failing in Large Enterprises: https://www.leadingagile.com/resource/why-agile-is-failing-in-large-enterprises-and-what-you-can-do-about-it/ You can also download Mike's white paper entitled: The Executive's Guide to Leading Large-Scale Agile Transformations: http://info.leadingagile.com/executive-guide-to-leading-large-scale-agile-transformation
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LeadingAgile: Year in Review - 2018
 
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Without all of you in the Agile community, our awesome customers, and the people that work here...LeadingAgile wouldn't be what it is today. So, as 2018 comes to a close, we wanted to take a moment to reflect on what was truly important, and celebrate all the things that went into making this year such a successful one. If you want to learn more about our organization head over to: https://www.leadingagile.com/the-company/ Or, maybe you're looking to make a career move in the new year? If so, we're always looking for experienced consultants. Come check out our open positions: https://www.leadingagile.com/careers/
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The Real Reason Companies are Adopting Agile
 
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In the early days of Agile, it was all about innovation and the ability to respond to change. However, most of the clients we work with aren’t interested in those things—necessarily. They’re turning to Agile because they see it as an alternative to Waterfall, which has proven to be unpredictable and is preventing them from meeting their time, cost, and scope commitments. So, what you need to do is get really clear on what the goals of the Transformation are, so you can measure the success of the Transformation appropriately. For more of Mike’s thoughts on Agile Transformation, check out the links below: Agile Transformations Explained: https://www.leadingagile.com/2018/05/agile-transformation-explained-live-from-mile-high-agile/ Agile Outside of IT: https://www.leadingagile.com/2018/06/live-faster-food-and-a-better-place-to-sleep-exploring-agile-in-non-it-domains-live-from-agile-dev-west/
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Mike Cottmeyer at TriAgile 2019
 
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If you want your Transformation to be sustainable, you're going to need to find a way to systematically overcome the structural, procedural, and cultural barriers that get in the way of Transformation. You'll need a structured, disciplined Agile Transformation. In this talk, Mike breaks down what a structured and disciplined Agile Transformation looks like. He'll discuss why organizations want to Transform, what actually needs to be Transformed, how the change will be orchestrated, and who's responsible for the orchestration of change.
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Unlocking the Business Benefits of Agile
 
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The key to unlocking the business benefits of Agile is to create the right ecosystem in which Agile can thrive, and that ecosystem is a product driven organization. But, how do we know we’re doing that? We have metrics, but a lot of the traditional metrics, in Agile, on their own, seem to come up short. They’re often too tactical and don’t directly support the business case for Agile. So, how can we be certain that all these team-level metrics, activities, and processes are actually achieving your desired business outcomes? In this video, Principal Consultant, Julianne Jones walks us through outcomes-based planning and some of the more advanced metrics we’re looking for when assessing whether or not your organization is actually unlocking the the maximum business benefits of Agile. For more of our latest thoughts on Agile Transformation, check out our latest white paper: www.leadingagile.com/whitepaper/ Julianne Jones Bio: https://www.leadingagile.com/guides/julianne-jones/
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Rick Austin and Paul Argiry Live from Agile2017 - LeadingAgile Soundnotes
 
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In this – all LeadingAgile – edition of SoundNotes, Rick Austin and Paul Argiry discuss each of their talks. The talks focus on portfolio management and capitalizing software in an Agile world. In the video the guys discuss the new definition of portfolio management, road mapping, and capacity management as well as how to avoid common accounting pitfalls when trying to fund your Agile initiative.
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Agile Teams
 
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What is an Agile team? In this short video, Mike Cottmeyer breaks down the most important characteristics of an Agile team and lets you know what pitfalls to avoid when assessing the team's Agility.
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Mike Cottmeyer: Live from Southern Fried Agile 2018
 
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Listen in as Mike tells you all that you need to now about how to make Agile work, and we mean really work. The process of adopting Agile isn't a black art, it's not a laundry list of practices and processes, it's certainly not just a culture issue. So, what is it? Agile Transformation is an exercise in creating the right ecosystem in which Agile can thrive. Transformation can be planned, tracked, measured, and economically justified. To get more of Mike's thoughts on Agile Transformation, download the latest white paper. This white paper corresponds to the talk and will add another layer of context for you. www.leadingagile.com/whitepaper/
Views: 432 LeadingAgile
Lyssa Adkins Live from Agile2017 - LeadingAgile SoundNotes
 
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Lyssa is known for being a bit of a visionary in the Agile community and is often the one coaches will go to when they themselves have questions about Agile. In this interview, Lyssa is coming off a Q&A session where she was asked where she sees Agile going in 10 years. Her answer does nothing to detract from her status as a visionary. Listen to more Agile2017 SoundNotes http://www.periscope.tv/leadingagile http://www.leadingagile.com/blog
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Mike Cottmeyer Live at Agile 2018
 
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Mike's session at Agile 2018 Agile Transformation Explained http://sched.co/EUF1 To download the white paper: https://www.leadingagile.com/whitepaper/ To contact Mike Web: https://www.leadingagile.com/guides/mike-cottmeyer/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/mcottmeyer
Views: 181 LeadingAgile
Clarity and Acceptance in a Product-Driven Organization
 
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If you want to get predictable, you need to gain clarity. Gaining clarity in the backlog helps us not to miss work, ensures that we aren’t doing extra stuff, and helps us pass the acceptance tests at the end of a Sprint. However, in a product-driven organization, we may want to rethink who gets to decide if the work is going to be accepted. Or, better yet, who’s helping us get the clarity we need at the beginning of a Sprint before we invest to build. Watch Scott's Entire Talk Here: https://www.leadingagile.com/2018/12/live-from-product404-in-atlanta-agile-roadmapping/ Or, learn more about our approach to Agile Transformation here: www.leadingagile.com/whitepaper/
Views: 48 LeadingAgile