Renee and Craig are at Agile 2019 in Washington, DC and talk to Gil Broza, Agile Mindset and Leadership Coach / Trainer at 3P Vantage and author of “ The Agile Mind-Set“, “ The Human Side of Agile” and “ Agile for Non-Software Teams” and they talk about:
Agile 2019 talk – “
How to Help your Non-Software Colleagues Adopt Agile“ Outside of software, they notice Agile and want what they have – a different team experience and doing things better
Focus on a principle based transformation rather than practices – have conversations early and often on how we want to be and how we want to operate
The Agile Manifesto principles are partial and software heavy, the values and beliefs are the root and leadership should keep these alive 26 principles in “The Agile Mind-Set” book and includes transparency (which is harder in areas like HR and Finance)
Craig’s Agile 2010 talk “
I’m The Business & Agile Was My Idea” (and we were before our time!) The practices really don’t matter and there aren’t really equivalents outside of software
We are obsessed with the how in Agile (the implementation), Lean has always been about principles
We have crossed the chasm of Agile at team level but not at scale – or have we? Nail it before you scale it!
Ceremonies mean people turn up and go through the motions (The
Scrum Guide says events), use workflow instead of process (which means I do work and send it in for approval), work item or task instead of user story (Scrum calls them backlog items) The common denominator between software and the rest of the organisation is the principles
If you don’t think differently, doing differently won’t matter
Renee recommends “The Human Side of Agile” as well as “
Coaching Agile Teams” for new Scrum Masters
Heart of Agile (Gil is not familiar with it so Renee and Craig channel their inner Tony to explain it!)
Oath of Non Allegiance Are you coaching around values, principles and mindset or practices?
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agile, Agile 2019, Agile Coaching, Agile Manifesto, Agile principles, Business Agility, Ceremonies, Craig Smith, Events, Gil Broza, Heart of Agile, Non-Software, Oath Of Non-Allegiance, Renee Troughton, Scrum Guide, Scrum Master, Teams
agile, Agile Coach, Agile Coaching, Agile Pi, Betsy Kauffman, Charlotte, ICAgile, OnAgile, Oscar Rodriguez, PMI, PMI-ACP, Scrum Master
Stephanie BySouth is the MC of the Great Lean Debate, a fun session recorded live at LAST Brisbane 2018. Ryan McKergow, Shane Hastie, Renae Craven are the “Legendary Agile Sh*t-talkers” team and Craig Smith, Mel Khim and Karyl Crick are the “Getting Agile Sh*t Done” team.
The topics are:
Estimates vs No-Estimates
You can be a Product Owner and a Scrum Master
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agile, Craig Smith, estimates, Great Lean Debate, Karyl Crick, LAST, LAST 2018 Brisbane, LAST Conference, Mel Khim, No Estimates, Product Owner, Renae Craven, Ryan McKergow, Scaling, Scrum Master, Shane Hastie, Stephanie BySouth
Craig and Renee are both in Sydney and catch up around the kitchen table to discuss a bunch of things happening in the Agile universe:
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agile, Agile Alliance, AgilityHealth, Allen Curve, ANZ, Boomerang Retrospectives, Craig Smith, culture, Hacks, Holacracy, IBM, LEGO, Mad Men, Oath Of Non-Allegiance, Remote Working, Renee Troughton, SAFe, scrum, Scrum Master, Silicon Valley, The Leftovers, The West Wing
Craig and Renee, sitting in a shoe-box sized hotel room in Sydney eating peanut M&Ms, decided to rustle through the mailbag and answer a bunch of outstanding questions.
Note: this episode is not sponsored or endorsed by M&Ms but we certainly enjoy their product!
Crossing The Chasm
more and more organisations seem to be crossing the chasm to Agile, but too many are still just doing and not being Agile
inimal viable product (MVP) is still the trend word, the next stage is Minimal Viable Experience and then Minimal Viable Robustness to Minimal Marketable Product and finally Continuously Evolving Product
Enterprise Transformation Meta Model Agile is a true north concept, not sure that you will ever get there
Suggested reading list on where to start with Agile:
What certification should a new Scrum Master get:
Building your own scaled framework
Holacracy and Reinventing Organizations need to answer questions around ensuring quality, growing capability, benefits realisation, etc…
at what level do the questions need to be answered
Minimal Viable Organisations
scale on the operational cadence of the problems of the organisation, not following a framework
how often do we check that our approach is meeting our needs
Visualising business analysis in a Scrum team
3 Amigos approach call it what it is if you’re sprint length is longer than it is
focus more on Kanban flow
Renee is reading about climate change (and how that applies to Agile) including “
This Changes Everything” by Naomi Klein Craig is reading “
CTRL-SHIFT” by Jessie Shternshus and Mike Bonifer
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agile, Business Analysis, Craig Smith, CSM, ETMM, Holacracy, ICAgile, kanban, M&Ms, Mailbag, MVP, Portfolio, Product Owner, PSM, Renee Troughton, scrum, Scrum Master, Testing, XP
Adam Weisbart turns the tables hosting an anti-podcast where he interviews Craig, Renee & Tony at Scrum Australia 2014 in Sydney on their highlights from the conference. The conversation included:
* Adam Weisbart’s “Agile Antipatterns” talk and his awesome
Agile Antipatterns cards
* Craig Smith’s “ 40 Agile Methods in 40 Minutes” talk (and the methods on the cutting room floor)
* Agile movements are just as important as methods
* Tony mentions the original Winston W. Royce “ Managing the Development of Large Software Systems” waterfall paper – why??
* Henrik Kniberg’s “ Scaling Agile @ Spotify” keynote
* Matthew Hodgson’s “ Backlogs, Story Mapping and Star Wars” talk
* Knowing one of the organisers like Star Wars helps!
* Renee Troughton’s “ Darth Vaderless Daily Scrums” talk
* Important to know the expectations that everyone else should be having on each other to have a good Daily Scrum
* Emparting to a new team how to do an effective daily scrum
* Renee and her obsession with origami cranes
* Own the silence…
* David Bale’s “Build Your Own Scaled Scrum” talk (built on Adam’s Build Your Own Scrum)
* Drop Bears
* Australia has lots of blending, more common to break stories smaller as opposed to tasks, we make proper tea
* Adam’s new project: Agile Adlibs
* Making retrospectives fun…
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Adam Weisbart, agile, Craig Smith, Drop Bears, Madlibs, Origami, Renee Troughton, Scaling, scrum, Scrum Australia, Scrum Master, Star Wars, Tony Ponton, waterfall
Sitting in a sometimes noisy coffee shop on a unusually cold Brisbane day, Craig sits down for a chat with Justin Hennessy, a Scrum Master, Devops and System Administrator all rolled into one!
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Renee, Craig and Ilan Goldstein talk at Agile Australia 2012 about Scrum Masters, conferences, writing a book and the state of Agile amongst other things.
Ilan is the Director at
AxisAgile, and he is the author of the Scrum Shortcuts Without Cutting Corners blog. He is currently writing a new book with the working title “ Scrum Shortcuts Without Cutting Corners” for Addison Wesley as part of the Mike Cohn Signature Series.
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Craig and Tony listen to Renee’s revelations about the Frequency Foundation, and they talk about some Agile stuff too.
Please note the 2007 reference to the start of the organisation is incorrect. The actual date was in April 2002.
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