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- First, some comments on LeSS given that you have the opportunity to go see for yourself (if you can afford it).
- Then opportunities to learn about SAFe.
What is with these mixed-case acronyms? I guess there are some people pedantic enough to complain that you cannot use a capital E in SAFE because the words has a lower-case "e". It would be if we YELLED IT LOUD ENOUGH :-)
Worrying about that sort of thing is very un-Agile.
LeSS Materials and events
H/T to Brian Sjoberg at Excella Consulting (a company that has impressed me over the past 2 years), although in this case Brian is representing the DC Scrum Users Group (DCSUG)for this heads-up. If you have interest in Agile I can thoroughly recommend DSUG's meetups.
- A course on Large-Scale Scrum (LeSS)in the DC area from -12 (registration page)
- LeSS SAFe Comparison by Gosei
- Blog post comparing Waterfall, SCRUM, SAFe and LeSS here.
LeSS Seems to be Just Less
As noted in an earlier post, I have not quite got the drift of LeSS.
The folks who are leading proponents of it in the US describe the integrative processes as "whatever the self-defining teams define it to be". One could make a case that a pyramiding schema of scrum-of-scrums and product owners would be able to establish integration in terms of cross-component integration. I don't see that as alleviating the organization's concerns over scalability and security.
I do note that in the most recent framework picture (at the LeSS link above), architecture and security now have a specific place.
A Turn for SAFe
H/T here to Net Objectives for the following information:
- Conference: Agile2015, in Washington DC - next week (August 3-7). $2400.
- Net Objectives' 3rd Day of SAFe: Elaborating SAFe (you have to give up your e-mail address but it gets you access to tones of material).
- SAFe in an Hour. A quick introduction to SAFe.
- Driving from Business Value in SAFe. Introducing minimum business increments and why they improve SAFe's portfolio management.
- Rapid Implementation of SAFe. Rapid is the new method we'll be discussing in the open space. This was a pre-look at it.
- Introducing Leanban. A first look at our new team-level Agile process that is more than an integration of Scrum and Kanban. [This link here is further updated since the presentation date].
- Using SAFe in Small & Mid-Scale Organizations. SAFe is intended for development groups of more than 50 people. This webinar presents methods of coordinating multiple teams which total fewer than the 50 required for SAFe.