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What does it mean to be Agile on a large scale?

18 april 2022

​ First, in a blog series about the upcoming book: Creating Agile Organizations – A Systemic Approach by Cesario Ramos & Ilia Pavlichenko. ​What does it mean to be Agile on a large scale? According to Craig Larman, a renowned consultant, reducing switching costs by learning is resisted most by any organization. Speed of delivery […]

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Who is on the Team in Scrum?

20 mei 2021

The latest revision of the Scrum guide removed the Development Team role with the intention to remove the “us vs. them” dynamic. In this paper Cesario Ramos and Ahmad Fahmy discuss its possible implications. You can find the paper by Cesario Ramos and Ahmad Fahmy on InfoQ

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LeSS Days 2020 |Agile Organization Design Principle by Cesario Ramos

12 december 2020

In this talk, Cesario shares some Agile Organization Design principles. You can use these principles to have a more informed discussion in your agile transformation. See also the upcoming book Coaching Agile Organizations.

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From MeSS to LeSS |The LeSS Pattern Card Game

6 oktober 2020

This is a description of the workshop I did at the LeSS Conference in Amsterdam. You can use this workshop to have a thorough discussion about your new LeSS group or to repair an existing LeSS adoption. For a general workshop, you can use the starting situation I wrote about in my Copy Paste Scaling […]

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De-Scaling with LeSS with Cesario Ramos

15 juni 2020

There are 2 positions you can take when thinking about scaling Scrum. You consider Scrum a team level framework only, and then ask what needs to be added to Scrum to make it fit in your organization. You likely have Copy Paste Scaling and a narrow product definition. You consider Scrum a framework for your […]

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Product Definition in Large Scale Scrum (LeSS) – Part 2

2 mei 2020

This blog is part of a series of previews from my upcoming book Coaching Agile Organisations In the first part of this blog series, I explained how to identify the organizational elements to include in your product definition. In this blog, I explain how you can refine your product definition to organize into effective cross-functional teams. […]

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Scaling Sequence Q&A Kahoot

14 april 2020

You can use this Kahoot Scaling Scrum to have some fun with your team or as an energizer during a workshop or training. Enjoy.

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Multi-Functional Learning is the Heart of Agility

31 maart 2020

In this article, we shall investigate why the learning and development of multi-functional specialists in Scrum is the core of organizational Agility and value optimization. Many Development Teams are not collaborating as real teams, but as a collection of narrow specialists focused on “their” tasks (QA, Backend, iOS, Android, etc). This leads to an ever-increasing […]

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Product Definition in Large Scale Scrum (LeSS) – Part 1

27 maart 2020

In large setups, teams tend to work on just a part of the real product. The part—a narrow product definition– they are working on is often a component or a specific activity in the development process; it is not a product.

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Applying Scrum Patterns in Practice

15 januari 2020

In my first article, I explained what Scrum Patterns are and why they could be useful for you in your transformation. The second article explained how to select the Scrum Patterns from the Pattern Languages.  In this 3rd article, I build on the previous two articles and give an example of how to use the two Pattern Languages to develop […]

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