Pilgrims and Pioneers in the Enterprise

Pilgrims and Pioneers in the Enterprise
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Martin Burns

Transformation Consultant at CA Inc (formerly Rally)
Previously: Leader of software delivery portfolios in large scale orgs.
Specialism: Transforming complex delivery organisations to be more Lean/Agile.
Mindset: Continuous Improvement Obsessive
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Agile at Large is largely unmapped territory, being explored by pioneers and pilgrims. If you want to join them, beware remote armchair theorists with their Can’t and Mustn’t fearmongering, telling you you’re wrong for even trying. Talk to...

Privy to Great Becomings, Recognising Nothing

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Martin Burns

Transformation Consultant at CA Inc (formerly Rally)
Previously: Leader of software delivery portfolios in large scale orgs.
Specialism: Transforming complex delivery organisations to be more Lean/Agile.
Mindset: Continuous Improvement Obsessive
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Supporting organisations with both Agility and Scale needs takes empathy and understanding of both. ‘Pure’ advice from either context is unlikely to be sufficiently sensitive to be effective. Imagine this scenario… You’re working as a...

Scaling Agile: You’re Looking at the Wrong Thing

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Martin Burns

Transformation Consultant at CA Inc (formerly Rally)
Previously: Leader of software delivery portfolios in large scale orgs.
Specialism: Transforming complex delivery organisations to be more Lean/Agile.
Mindset: Continuous Improvement Obsessive
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Critising SAFe for ‘scaling agile’ is missing the point. It’s about using means that Agile has developed to improve Product Development Flow in an existing context of significant complexity factors Chris Matts gives a great summary of this context:...

SAFe For Its Context

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Martin Burns

Transformation Consultant at CA Inc (formerly Rally)
Previously: Leader of software delivery portfolios in large scale orgs.
Specialism: Transforming complex delivery organisations to be more Lean/Agile.
Mindset: Continuous Improvement Obsessive
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I’ve been watching SAFe™ develop for quite some time, since I was defining Agile Transformation at a UK Retail Bank, and had sketched out something very similar, only to discover that what I was reaching towards was already well elabourated and tested...