Tag: SAFe


Agile / The Guardian Podcast

This week on The Guardian Podcast we are talking about the scrum of scrums. Scrum was born of the Agile movement, as I’m sure most listeners may know. We have talked about scrum before but never the scrum of scrums. A Scrum of Scrums is a scrum team made up of representatives from each of several other teams. Usually the representatives are the ScrumMasters for each team, although sometimes...

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Is there a natural antipathy between devops and systems teams or an outcome that is greater than the sum of its parts? Listen to find out! Agile / Business / News / Scrum / The Guardian Podcast

This week on the podcast Ryn will help us all appreciate the differences between devops and the systems team in Agile. Agile devotees will know that there has been and is a lot of conversation about these two roles. And when we seek clarity, we know who to ask! While there is plenty of opportunity for conflicts, when these are managed and executed properly there...

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Agile and Scrum Coaching Agile / Business / Scrum / The Guardian Podcast

What are the qualities of the best ‘coaches’ or teachers that you’ve ever had? Do those same qualities make for good Agile and scrum coaches? And are you a candidate for a coaching role in Agile or scrum? To help us answer those and other questions is Ryn Melberg. No matter how well trained people are, few can sustain their best performance on their own.


Agile / The Guardian Podcast

How To Lead In An Agile Setting. Leadership in general and leadership in an Agile setting may or may not have a number of similarities. Most people would likely see leadership as an ‘eye of the beholder’ kind of thing that is hard to define and with a definition that will differ depending on who you ask. Is it the same for a leader in...

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Ways To Recognize The Agile Team Is Out Of Sync Or Are You A Candidate For Agile Therapy? Business / News / The Guardian Podcast

Sometimes things on an Agile team will go bad and no one can really say why. The results are not now what they once were. The code does not work. People are not getting along and deadlines are being missed. What are some of the common reasons for these types of shortcomings and what can be done about them? Lack of leadership training. Practices will...

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Is Agile just another fad that will go the way of quality circles and managing for results? Business / The Guardian Podcast / Uncategorized

Is this just another fad? Ryn Melberg Gives Guidance On How To Overcome Objections To Agile On her weekly podcast, Ryn Melberg cites several objections to Agile practices, what the causes of those complaints can be and how to best handle them. The Guardian Podcast with Ryn Melberg can be heard on Soundcloud (https://soundcloud.com/harold-nicoll/objections-and-struggles-to-and-with-agile-practices) iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/objections-struggles-to-agile/id977764101?i=362427338&mt=2) or on her web site at www.rynmelberg.com. Is Agile...

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Sometimes overcoming the objections of the world to Agile transformations seems like rolling the rock up the mountain. Business / The Guardian Podcast

Nothing is perfect. There are no perfect solutions to anything and no solver bullets. We have all heard these expressions hundreds of times. The same thing can be said of Agile, Scrum, Scaled Agile or any of the many Agile inspired methods of organizing projects. So this week on The Guardian Podcast, we lean in and find out the objections to Agile from the philosophical...

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Writing Agile Features Best Practices Business / News / The Guardian Podcast

Writing Agile Features Best Practices This week on The Guardian Podcast, Ryn Melberg helps Agile/Scrum/SAFe users define what a feature really is. There is a lot of confusion and misuse of the term. Ryn describes how using the term consistently will help prevent misunderstandings and reduce wasted time explaining and then re-explaining what was intended. Ryn helps listeners answer these questions: What is a feature...

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Daniel Pink Agile SAFe Motivating Knowledge Workers Business / News / The Guardian Podcast

Daniel Pink Agile SAFe Motivating Knowledge Workers. This week on The Guardian Podcast with Ryn Melberg, the science of motivation in the workplace, based on the writing of Daniel Pink. As Ryn has said previously, the carrot and stick approach to management is not as inspiring as the ones that come from intrinsic motivation. Ryn talks a lot on the show about science. The impact...

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