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

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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:
payment plans & discounts for members of this Meetup Group are avail [whether you attend this Top-10 event or not] -

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
"don't wait until you are obsolete to re-invent yourself”