Creating new possibilities with Lean-Agile

We don’t buy the common knowledge that adopting Agile has to be difficult. Better ways should not be more complex. Nor do we believe that executives and managers are inherently non-Agile. They want quick value delivery; we need to talk to them in their language. Also, we don’t think training needs to be as expensive as it is – much of this expense being how long the training takes. So, how can new possibilities with Lean-Agile help you?

The first step is to acknowledge that other possibilities exist and that several essential concepts are missing. Agile has not changed considerably since Kanban was introduced more than a decade ago. Agile training hasn’t changed much for even longer than that.

A few of us are in the process of changing that. We’re putting together a series of seminars that provide much of the alternative perspective and essential concepts that we find are missing. Join us on our free events below to get learn about new possibilities and how they can benefit you and your organization. 

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An Introduction to Amplio - A Pattern Language

Sep 15, 2022 10:00 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada) 

Amplio Development is designed to improve the ability of development groups from 5-100 people. It is based on Flow, Lean, and the Theory of Constraints.

There are three main differences between Amplio and the popular frameworks:

Amplio is not a framework but a pattern language. Patterns are “solutions to recurring problems in a context.” Each pattern has multiple potential solutions so that a fit-for-purpose approach can be taken. This provides a structure that can both adjust to what’s needed and grow over time. By being organized as a pattern language, it is able to provide a significant number of options. Scrum’s mantra of “intentionally incomplete” also leads to their mantra of “difficult to master.” What Amplio provides is a broad set of capabilities while providing a way to start as simply as Scrum.

Amplio is taught over time. This enables learning both in the workshop and the workplace.

Amplio includes over a dozen virtual collaboration boards (Miro) that lets participants create their own insights. These boards are provided to participants after they leave so they can use them in their workplace.

The bottom line is Amplio provides quick, fit-for-purpose starts, uses modern training techniques, and provides participants a way to bring what’s learned back into their workplace.

This seminar will present these highlights in the first hour and leave 30 minutes for Q&A.

The Amplio Community of Practice

Discuss topics dealing with complexity, the risks of using frameworks, and how the lessons of engineering can be useful in product development. Also, discuss expert-level approaches at the team, enterprise, SAFe, and being a coach. 

Every other Thursday

Presenter: Al Shalloway