Author Archives: Brian Schnurr



Brian Schnurr

A thin slice of the company that includes all of the functions provides an excellent snapshot of the entire company, the same way a core sample of earth does.
in Business, News, The Guardian Podcast

Ryn Melberg Describes When And How To Scale Agile For Large Organizations

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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28 Oct 2015
Knowing when and how to move from Agile to Scaled Agile Framework is what's up this week on The Guardian Podcast with Ryn Melberg.
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When And How To Scale Up Agile

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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26 Oct 2015
Governance Updates On Dow and FIFA
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Governance Updates On Dow and FIFA

This week on The Guardian Podcast with Ryn Melberg, we discuss the latest in governance issues at The Dow Chemical Company and FIFA. The latest article from Reuters describes the alleged role of CEO Andrew Liveris wife Paula in the renovation of a company owned hotel. The articles that Ryn used as the basis for this week’s program is here: http://www.reuters.com/investigates/special-report/dowchemical-hotel/ and at http://www.ourmidland.com/news/dow-chemical-s-liveris-defends-involvement-in-h-hotel-refutes/article_81461ffd-e184-59fc-ae51-4480c7dc9266.html. The FIFA...

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19 Oct 2015
ROI with Agile includes better employee engagement.
in Business, The Guardian Podcast

Ryn Melberg’s Guardian Podcast Defines The Return On Investment From Agile

On her weekly podcast, Ryn Melberg defines the Return On Investment (ROI) companies and different organizations can expect from their switch to Agile, Safe and Scrum. 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 in Agile are as useful...

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13 Oct 2015
ROI - return of invertelment concept in word tag cloud on white background
in Business, The Guardian Podcast, Uncategorized

Agile Return On Investment

  This week on the podcast we will talk about the return on investment organizations can expect from implementing Agile practices. From a business point of view this is among the most persuasive aspects of adopting any business practice. That is to say does it pay to go to all the trouble of changing what we do now and learn a new way of doing...

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12 Oct 2015
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VW’s Uniquely Awful Governance At Fault In Emission Scandal

VW’s uniquely awful governance at fault in emission scandal and is the topic this week on The Guardian Podcast with Ryn Melberg. This article from Money Control informs about the issues of board membership and how a lack of diverse ideas will keep VW from recovering. Read more at: http://www.moneycontrol.com/news/world-news/vws-uniquely-awful-governance-at-faultemission-scandal_3411781.html?utm_source=ref_article  

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06 Oct 2015
Not very clean diesel was the reality of cheating on U.S. air emissions test by Volkswagen.
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Governance At Volkswagen On The Guardian Podcast

On this program we talk about programming and code writing using Agile/Safe/Scrum methodologies. We also talk a lot about governance issues at places like FIFA or Dow Chemical. But this is the first time the two have come together, at least on this program, as we discuss the scandal at Volkswagen, or VW. Where code was written to defeat regulations that led to a governance...

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05 Oct 2015
Features in Agile differ from other steps in the process but share qualities of user stories.
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How Features In Agile Differ From The User Story & Help Enable Overall Project Management

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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29 Sep 2015
What are Features in Agile? What is the role and how are they different from things like user stories?
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Agile Features

Agile features! What role does the feature and the feature team play in Agile? What is the difference between the feature and the user story? Find out this week on the Guardian Podcast with Ryn Melberg.

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28 Sep 2015
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