Agile & Lean

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The Presentation Canvas

Tired of messy, unfocused presentations? Within my teams, I often see team members struggle with presentation skills. Good communication and presentation skills are rarely seen in tech-oriented people, and when they are there, they are often the result of individual attitude and craftsmanship, rather than outcomes of a structured system. And things are getting worse …

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From Velocity to Throughput in Scrum Teams. A Lean-Kanban approach

I used velocity as a metric for planning and forecasting in agile teams for many years, before switching to throughput and cycle time. Should you switch too? What is velocity? Velocity is an efficiency measure widely used within the Scrum practitioner community. It’s not by itself formally part of Scrum, nonetheless, velocity it’s a fairly …

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The Secret History of Kanban

Darren describes how they started experimenting with new ways of doing things, then adjusting them to make them work. It was about experimenting, starting from theory to practical applications, keeping what was working and trashing what was not. It shows how critical context can be. It also points out we sometimes focus too much on …

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Do we know what we do not know?

The fast pace of change creates unpredictability and makes it harder to accomplish the mission of satisfying stakeholders. And indeed, organizations must deal with established and new competitors, shortening cycle times, the furious pace of innovation, and socio-economical and geo-political profound transformations. In such a deeply changing environment, it’s getting harder and harder to predict …

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Italian Agile Days, Oct 15th

I am speaking at Italian Agile Days conference in Brescia, October the 15th at Università degli Studi di Brescia. Looking forward to meet Agilists and Innovators 🙂 https://www.agileday.it/ The organizer asked for a short 1 min video, to be used for promoting the session. Here it is:

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I am speaking at Unlimited Agility Conference

I am happy and thrilled to share insights and experience about zettelkasten and learning in a VUCA world on April, 7 2022 at the UACon Unlimited Agility Conference Spring 2022. My session has title “Zettelkasten: Building Your Knowledge in a VUCA World” and it is about increasing and refining our knowledge and our thinking to …

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Learning how to learn. The new Knowledge Activism

In a fast-changing world, the skills, knowledge, and competencies of individuals and organizations must evolve fast. Connecting the dots on ideas from different domains is more and more required at any role and hierarchical level. Learning must change from an ad-hoc event to a continuous, lifelong process. Bottom-up, pull-like knowledge creation must support and complement …

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Agile at Scale 3.0 – The unFIX model

During the past 20 years, we have seen many frameworks for scaling agility from the team level to the overall business. SAFe, LeSS, Spotify, Holocracy, Nexus, Scrum@Scale… you name it. Every model has a different focal point, some are similar and some complement each other, in a crowdy scenario. The new conceptualization from Jurgen Appelo, …

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