Tag: Scaled Agile Framework


Business / News / The Guardian Podcast

Agile For Non-Software Projects And Companies Most weeks on the podcast, Ryn talks about how Agile is used for writing code to deliver software. And different software of course runs all kinds of machinery from cars to cell phones, refrigerators, and everything else. A huge challenge in all business is how to get disciplined execution on a steady basis that is linked to innovative thinking....

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Business / The Guardian Podcast

This week on The Guardian podcast, Ryn Melberg describes the do’s and don’ts of Agile User Stories. User stories were begun as part of “Extreme Programming” or XP. For Agile, Scrum and Scaled Agile, Ryn advises a very concise model. The overall idea with these stories is that members of the team talk about what the customer wants and why. So in a way, the...

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Business / News / The Guardian Podcast

On her weekly podcast Ryn ‘The Guardian’ Melberg tells those considering a move from Agile to the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) how and what to consider. No surprise, there is not a single way to accomplish this but there are a lot of things shared in common to consider. The Guardian Podcast can be heard at on iTunes, Soundcloud, or on her web site at...

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Business / News / The Guardian Podcast

This week on the podcast, Ryn Melberg describes when and how to know the right time to move from Agile to the enterprise wide Scaled Agile Framework, which is also known as “SAFe”. Among other things, Ryn describes for us: How to know that it is the right time to go from Agile, to Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) The order/sequence of events to such a...

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Business / News / The Guardian Podcast / Uncategorized

Agile is a project management methodology that software writers adopted several years ago. But people who work in other industries are learning that the sensible, team centered, value producing and time saving methods prescribed are as useful to them as they are to software developers. Ryn “The Guardian” Melberg discusses and defines the Agile Feature and the Agile Feature Team on her podcast this week....

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The differences in product owners and product managers is on The Guardian Podcast this week. News / The Guardian Podcast / Uncategorized

Last week on  The Guardian Podcast, we learned about Scrum.  So this week we press ahead with another piece of the nomenclature from Agile and SAFe, and that is the respective roles of the Product Owner and Product Manager in The Agile and SAFe system. This is an abbreviated Q&A from the podcast. To hear the whole thing, click or subscribe here or on iTunes....

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News / The Guardian Podcast / Uncategorized

Ryn The Guardian Melberg made observations and recommendations about corporate governance and the negative impact to employees, customers, shareholders and other stakeholders to her podcast audience this week, May 18, 2015. Her opinions and suggestions were based on recent events and published articles about Dow Chemical CEO Andrew Liveris and NFL quarterback Tom Brady. To hear her weekly podcast, go to iTunes (https://goo.gl/DLWBjO), Soundcloud, or...

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News / The Guardian Podcast / Uncategorized

Recruiting hiring and retaining talent for companies that use the “Agile” methodology for project and product management requirea different approach to recruiting and retaining talent than what is used at the traditional command and control organization. The traits of people who are best suited for roles within Agile companies are different than those traditionally hired. So finding and persuading them to join the Agile team...

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News / The Guardian Podcast

A recent article from the Wall Street Journal describes how IBM CIO Jeff Smith wants to use the Agile project management methodology at a company where he leads 20,000 IT employees. Mr. Smith’s aim is to bring the speed of small company innovation to a company with 380,000 employees. Agile may be the right solution for IBM, but is Smith and the IT function the...

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