Enterprise Lean Startup Webinar Series: Metrics and Analytics to Support Innovation and Learning

Join us for the next installment of our Enterprise Lean Startup Webinar series: ” Metrics and Analytics to Support Innovation and Learning”. Evan Campbell will introduce several of the measurement frameworks commonly used to define the critical levers to your business success, and methods for validating changes to your product through observed changes in usage.
Release Planning Workshop

The Product Wall Release Workshop

Multi-team Release Planning, as it is often executed, fails to bring alignment beyond one-time, inter-team coordination. When the “Chief Product Owner” arrives with just descriptions of features, the teams don’t learn the connection between features and value. The Product Wall Release Workshop brings together all the elements of business needs, user experience, value proposition, dependency
su wizard

Su the Wizard – a short walk with a “Scarce Resource”

    You know Su. Su’s the person everyone needs all the time.  As you scale Agile, or any other development approach, you face the age old challenge of optimizing the return from high value scarce “resources”. The variety of well-intended, logical, and marginally unrealistic solutions you can try range from Lean based allocation models
Agile 2014

The Personal Agility Canvas – by Dave Prior at Agile 2014

Dave Prior presented on The Personal Agility Canvas at Agile 2014.  Conference attendees were so excited about the talk and the tools presented that we wanted to give everyone the opportunity to learn a little bit more about the topic! See the session description below as well as the tools presented by Dave – If

Velocity Is Like A Helium Balloon

Lately I have had many conversations about team velocity. Most of these conversations have had an element in them about increasing team velocity. Questions and statements like, “How can I get the team to increase their velocity?” or “We must complete an additional 20 points this sprint.” Often these ideas are accompanied by extensive velocity

Why You Should Limit “Work in Progress”

Why You Should Limit “Work in Progress” Sometimes I sit down at the end of a day or even a week and am dismayed that I don’t seem to have really accomplished anything. I know I was very busy and I know I was working hard on important things, but why don’t I have anything

Random Issues in the Agile Transformation Bridge

The other day I was thinking about the problems I have been seeing with clients. My thoughts expanded from the current team and organization concerns to more general scope of experiences with other transformations. Below is the resulting list of ideas, in no particular order and without fanfare. Let’s talk about it if you’d like

Better Agile Meetings Through Questions

If you happen to be in a meeting with a written objective and agenda, the agenda will have items like “review the plan”. It sounds reasonable. But it is, in fact, very likely to waste your time. Why? Simply, there is no definition of success, so you could talk about the plan for hours and

Enabling Cross-­Organizational Learning Through Communities of Practice

Becoming an agile organization and continuing to improve over time is best supported by cross­organizational learning. People share their successes and failures and help each other get better. Communities of practice, created and managed by peers, with a focus on particular topic of shared interest are a powerful tool for getting this going. The Challenge