What we’re about
“Agile” is an overloaded word that may mean:
• a movement
• a community
• a mindset
Other popular/common terms under the agile umbrella are: Scrum, Kanban, Lean Thinking, Systems Thinking, Complexity Theory.
“Agility” is less ambiguous and essentially is the ability to respond to change effectively.
Who should join this meetup?
Anyone who knows there is a better way of working inside organizations and wants to take steps towards realizing that potential… AND, CEOs, senior managers, leaders who want to create and sustain an agile organization and a more productive workplace - ultimately, to delight their customers.
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- Exposing Uncomfortable Topics: Errors and Omissions with ScalingLink visible for attendees
Speaker bio: Gene Gendel - https://www.keystepstosuccess.com/about-me/
Bad scaling is one of the biggest ‘agile problems’ of modern days for companies.
Bad scaling is one of the three (the other two are : “agile tools” mania and falling a victim to big consultancies’ industrial model [see/play Dave Snowden’s view here:
https://www.keystepstosuccess.com/2020/05/05-05-less-talks-dave-snowden-answering-tough-questions-qa/ ] ) one of the most expensive mistakes companies make, when they set themselves on a wrong ‘agile course’. Bad scaling is one of the three corners of “Tripled Taxation” triangle:
Bad scaling comes in the form of trivializing agility at is core, weakening agile roles, plagiarizing and relabeling someone else’s experiments and calling them ‘operating models’, copy-pasting Scrum and Scrum roles into Fractal Geometry that look great on paper.
Are there better ways to work? Probably not, if the ultimate goal is to relabel existing enterprise complexity with fancy agile terminology and then call it “enterprise scaling”. But there could be better ways to work if an ultimate goal is to simplify existing complexity (de-scale), and by doing so, improve your chances to scale agile ways of working (e.g. do Scrum, by more than one team, working for the same Product Owner, on the same product, out of the same backlog).
In this session, Gene will expose some classic pitfalls of bad scaling and will recommend how, more good things could be done with less stuff,…how things could be done better, using Large Scale Scrum (LeSS)