What we're about

We seek to Empower PEOPLE for early/often high-quality, collaborative, highest priority value delivery with minimal waste for any organization.

"don't wait until you are obsolete to re-invent yourself” Dan M Nov, 2018

WHY: Customer, Shareholder and Employee Delight, Growth/Survival of the Company, Contributing to Society in general.

All Depts/Functions/PEOPLE - HR, Marketing, Supply Chain, IT, Finance, Legal, Procurement, Quality, Production, Service, Operations, etc.

All approaches - Scrum, Extreme Programming[XP], Spotify Model, ScrumBan, Lean-Startup, Kanban, ++ Scaling approaches: Crystal, Lean Mgt, DSDM, DAD, DevOps, Hybrid PM, LESS, SoS, SAFe, Lean-6Sigma, Nexus, XSCALE, etc.

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Let's share on line and in-person to elevate our knowledge base [includes Values & Principles] improve practices and TRANSFORM our org MINDSET/CONSTRUCT, to achieve the REAL GOAL.

"any org is only as lean-agile as its least lean-agile person" Dan M, 28 Jan, 2019

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TOP 10 things you must get right to scale lean-agile-DevOps

AT MKE_ Hilton Garden Inn Downtown First-thought- share this invite out to a friend or any other group in MKE. Also, plz REM to RSVP "YES" sooner than later if coming so we can count up for FOOD. this will be a very casual get-together in Downtown MKE - we plan to have finger sandwiches/ pizza/ beverages/ etc. if your company is willing to help sponsor food or venue, please contact - Dan M Basic agenda is "TOP 10 problems with SCALING ", and the below items can be taken in any order per group voting - some of these may roll-over to a part-2 session in the Spring :] Conversations can relate to all these and more: Crystal, DSDM, DAD, LeSS, SoS, SAFe, Nexus, XSCALE, etc. after our chat, we walk 3 short city blocks to,.... .....wait for it.... "The Safe-house" [NO, he just DIDN'T !!] As a Level-Set, can we agree that Lean-Agile-DevOps is fundamentally about this: early/often value delivery, with focus and highest priority first, with minimal waste for Bzn & IT and the right-quality [per DoD] TOP 10 things that people do not get right while scaling lean-agile-DevOps. 1. Forgetting about the people side of using ANY framework within your company 2.a Not understanding the problems [the "bad WHY"]we are trying to solve by moving to Lean-Agile-DevOps 2.b. Not understanding the actual goals/benefits [the "good WHY"] of moving toward Lean-Agile-DevOps 3.a Companies declaring too-early you are already good at Lean-Agile-DevOps, yet little-to-no maturing/formal training/sharing/learning/growing has occurred in this way of working. 3.b. Using the framework [the practices part] without learning/ understanding all the underlying values/principles, as well as the anti-patterns across decades of Lean-Agile-DevOps attempts 4. People who pretend to understand Lean-Agile-DevOps so they can get a better job, posting many false-hoods on their profiles 5. thinking that "scrum" and "agile" are the same; that scrum is sufficient- "We are doing scrum, so therefore, we are agile. 6. Not understanding that there is a chasm between traditional approach and Lean-Agile-DevOps [let's sprinkle agile dust and make our projects go faster] 7. Not understanding that not everyone in your company really wants to work in a Lean-Agile-DevOps mode [these people may be unwilling for various reasons] 8. There are MANY false ideas about what Lean-Agile-DevOps even is. E.g. They might say "Its about being flexible" ..., and then they twist that word to mean whatever they think/want 9. "They" say Lean-Agile-DevOps will not work here, even though "They" know very little, or are perhaps jaded by a Sophomoric attempt in the past. 10. ..Buzzwords....and ....Other observations you have..... / _______________________________________________________ extra info below - NOT required reading ____________________________________________ and in case you want to check out some scaling courses in MKE/Chicago, check here: https://www.omni3systems.com/ payment plans & discounts for members of this Meetup Group are avail [whether you attend this Top-10 event or not] - LOCATION FOR CERT COURSES MAY BE: Hilton Garden Inn Milwaukee Downtown 611 N Broadway · Milwaukee, WI - but other venues are being looked at [if you know of any great ones, including Co-Working spaces, please contact: Dan Miklusicak [masked][masked] "don't wait until you are obsolete to re-invent yourself”

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