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Going From Scrum to Flow/Lean/ToC to Amplio
Going From Scrum to Flow/Lean/ToC to Amplio

I tend to think of Scrum as an MVP of Agile. 20+ years ago we knew Agile worked but we didn’t understand why. A few years later, some of us adopted Lean as the base, some others Theory of Constraints. Today, there are several approaches now based on Flow, Lean, and the Theory of Constraints. While...

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Why Leaders Should Focus on Value Streams
Why Leaders Should Focus on Value Streams

Al Shalloway’s article on Cutter’s website outlines how leadership’s focus must switch from hierarchies to the value streams of the organization. Doing this increases innovation and alignment while...

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In Praise of Differences
In Praise of Differences

I have found that the biggest difference between experts and those with less competence is mostly what they attend to. That is, experts attend to certain things and ignore others. Less competent...

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How to improve Scrum and SAFe
How to improve Scrum and SAFe

There are many concepts that can improve both Scrum and SAFe. While both approaches are quite different, it is perhaps surprising that most of the concepts listed here would be useful to both. A...

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My Approach to Sensemaking in Knowledge Work
My Approach to Sensemaking in Knowledge Work

First, I am not an expert in sensemaking in the academic sense. As a practitioner/consultant in the knowledge work arena, I am writing this. Nothing in this article is intended to attend to domains...

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Attending to the Risks of an Agile Adoption
Attending to the Risks of an Agile Adoption

Undertaking an Agile adoption has almost become an imperative for organizations. Unfortunately, many of those recently beginning their journey have little understanding of the risks involved. Worse,...

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