Category Archives for : Podcasts & Videos
Pains and Gains of Leadership in the Digital Age—Dean’s DevOps Enterprise Summit Presentation
In a world full of conferences, there are many worthwhile, but only a handful I consider ‘must-attend.’ On that list is the DevOps Enterprise Summit (DOES), sponsored by IT Revolution and held in Las Vegas last week. This year, I was honored to be invited to present a plenary session. As I considered my topic, I thought about what this event stands for and how I might provide something useful to this particular audience at.
What You Can Gain from the 2022 SAFe Summit, Even if You Didn’t Attend
Hi Folks, After three long years of virtual events, I came back from our in-person SAFe Summit feeling deeply inspired and energized. Seeing the faces of our community not distorted by Zoom backgrounds, and getting real hugs, was a pleasure that I will never again take for granted. A huge thanks to everyone who attended, our Partner community, and the Scaled Agile team for making this such a memorable, and impactful, event. For those of.
Mik + 1 Podcast with Dean: Practices and Behaviors of High-performing Teams
Hi Folks, I recently sat down with one of my heroes, Mik Kersten, to talk about what it means to be a high-performing team. Mik wrote Project to Product, a breakthrough book that is influencing the way many businesses are tackling the challenges of digital disruption. His podcast series, Mik + 1, delivers “nothing-off-the-record” conversations with industry leaders that run the gamut from digital transformation to delivering software at scale. In our conversation, we focus.
New video from Dean answers the question, “Why SAFe?”
Hi Folks, I am frequently asked the question, “Why is SAFe so popular?” My answer is usually simple. “Because of the business outcomes!” And I’m not being glib when I say that. Whether you’re building sports cars, spaceships, or healthcare systems, you have to be confident that your business will be better off with SAFe than without it, and that kind of confidence isn’t possible unless you are getting tangible results. I could point to.
VIDEO: From Agile Manifesto to SAFe – Dean’s four-decade adventure with pre-waterfall, waterfall, RUP, Lean, and Agile
Hi Folks, The 20th Anniversary of the Agile Manifesto stirred up a lot of reminiscing in our community last month. While it might inspire nostalgia, the Manifesto isn’t some historical document that we regard as an object of curiosity. Quite the contrary. At Scaled Agile, much of our Lean-Agile DNA can be attributed to the Manifesto, and its values and principles—relevant as ever—continue to directly impact SAFe’s evolving approach to development. I joined the celebration.
Video: Dean talks aha moments with Gene Kim, Mik Kersten, and Don Reinertsen
Hi Folks, At the recent Global SAFe Summit, I had a chance to moderate a panel with three of my heroes: Mik Kersten, Gene Kim, and Don Reinertsen. These best-selling authors are exceptionally astute thinkers who have influenced how we approach IT operations, digital disruption, innovation, and product development. I’ve read nearly everything they’ve written and much of SAFe is built upon the principles and practices that these folks have brought to the industry. The.
Podcast: Dean and Geoffrey Moore on chasms, tornadoes, life, ethics, and mortality
Hi Folks, For about a decade, I’ve been applying Geoffrey Moore’s breakthrough books Inside the Tornado and Crossing the Chasm as reference manuals for the business model design and strategy of Scaled Agile. These books had an enormous impact on my multi-startup career; each with unparalleled insights on technology product strategy. What sticks with me most to this day, is that the things that made you successful at one point in time—wherever you are in.
Enabling technical agility in the Lean enterprise vlog series: shift-left testing
Here is the fifth video in our series designed to jump-start your understanding of the core practices and principles of Agile Software Engineering (ASE). In this installment, Lean-Agile thought leader Ken Pugh talks about the significant advantages of an ‘always-think-testing’ approach. By thinking about testing early in the development process (‘shifting testing left’), we can avoid the exponentially higher costs of finding defects late in the timeline from requirements definition to production. Shifting testing left.