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Simply sending your people off to training, or bringing someone in to train isn’t going to automatically get you the value you want out of it. In this quick podcast, Dave Prior and LeadingAgile’s Jeff Howey dig into five things you can do to ensure you get the most value out of Agile training in your organization.

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If you have a question you’d like to submit for an upcoming podcast, please send them to dave.prior@leadingagile.com

And if you’re interested in taking one of our upcoming Certified ScrumMaster or Certified Scrum Product Owner classes, you can find all the details at https://www.leadingagile.com/our-gear/training/


In this video, Our Chief Technology Officer Matt Van Vleet will reveal our roadmap for building the new LeadingAgile Studios, our newest offerings to enable clients to use their capabilities to gain the strength, Agility, and craftsmanship to take on digitally native organizations in the marketplace.

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So, I get asked a lot why a transformation company would want to have a studio? The studio gives us the opportunity to take the work our coaches are doing on site and augment that with people who can solve some of the technical problems so that the new teams don’t need to…


Written by LeadingAgile

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How do we decide what’s most valuable to the organization, and then how do we make trade-offs with scarce resources to pull from to achieve our most valued goals?

To figure out how to deal with this and find the answers, we need some sort of governance model. Governance speaks to how we coordinate and manage the flow of work, decompose requirements, and make prioritization decisions and economic tradeoffs-all in the face of uncertainty.

Unfortunately, our industry tends to focus on implementations at the team or enterprise level. But the reality is that, if we try to…


Recorded by Dave Prior

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This week’s SoundNotes features a question submitted by a student during a recent Certified Scrum Master class. The question was posted in the topic parking lot and we did not have time to address it during class, so I followed up with the student after class and we discussed it via phone. I also offered to do a podcast on it and Jeff Howey joins me this week to dig into the topic. …


Recorded by Dave Prior

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What is DevOps? How does it tie into the LeadingAgile model? How do we deal with the complications it presents when we apply it at scale? In this week’s podcast, LeadingAgile Chief Transformation Officer Matt Van Vleet joins Dave to answer all of these questions along with a general primer on DevOps in Agile Transformation.

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CONTACTING MATT VAN VLEET

If you’d like to contact Matt, you can reach him at:

If you have a…


By: LeadingAgile

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In a fixed-time, fixed-cost, fixed-scope environment, time and cost estimates are often wrong and the pressure to deliver and get things into market faster intensifies. When this happens, the delivery teams need an outlet and quality is usually the first thing to go because, in a world of fixed constraints, it’s the one thing that the delivery teams can control.

Quality is the lever that gets pulled when your organization is operating in an unsustainable way.

Many a company has hypothesized that Agile methodologies would help them solve their quality issues. They thought that if they could just…


Recorded by Dave Prior

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“How do you coordinate work across multiple Product Owners within a single organization when they are all working on different parts of a larger thing, the PO’s have each been given different priorities, and they are all competing for the same resources (people)?”

That question came up recently in one of our Certified Scrum Master classes and this week in SoundNotes Jeff Howey joins Dave Prior to talk through the different “opportunities” this scenario presents. …


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Transformation is really about forming teams, building backlogs, and producing working, tested product. At scale, it’s about defining structure, and creating governance, metrics, and tooling strategies that support Agility.

Anything that gets in the way of doing any of these things is an impediment to Transformation. But the actual work of the Transformation is getting rid of all the organizational things that get in the way of doing that-and to do that, you need the right system in place, an ecosystem where this can happen.

Teaching people the basics of Scrum and telling them to self-organize, except in possibly the…


Recored by Dave Prior

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In this episode of SoundNotes, Matt Craig joins Dave for a discussion that centers around comparing the way biological systems and businesses function and respond to change. In a biological system, enzymes bring elements together that catalyze reactions and keep iterating until they find an effective response. (Think of the body’s immune system learning to fight off a cold.) At LeadingAgile, our coaches and consultants serve in a similar manner helping to catalyze change within our client’s organizations. Matt is a Principal Consultant at LeadingAgile and he specializes in strategic and sustainable organizational health and improvement…


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Cost savings is a tricky subject with Agile. But it’s not because Agile can’t impact cost savings. It’s because Agile has very little impact on direct and immediate cost savings. The problem is, most people think the wrong way about how to save on cost with Agile. They usually say Scrum is how they realize cost savings — but they’re missing something.

To watch the full webinar on how Agile adoption can reduce costs, check out the Key Business Drivers of Agility on-demand webinar series here.

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In its simplest form, like why shouldn’t you think about…

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