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Daily Flow - for practitioners, coaches & leaders in Product Management, Lean, Agile and Lean/Agile

By John Coleman PKT, PST, LSFT, Thinkers360 top 10
Daily meetings are common in Product Management, DevOps, Lean, Agile, and Lean/Agile. Kanplexity™ is no exception. Stop starting, start finishing.

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Daily Flow - Scrum - How long should our Sprint be?

Daily Flow - for practitioners, coaches & leaders in Product Management, Lean, Agile and Lean/Agile

Daily Flow - Scrum - How long should our Sprint be?

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Daily Flow - what to not talk about at the Daily Scrum, what to not do at the Daily Scrum
Remember those three annoying questions? Thank goodness they no longer exist in the Scrum guide.   0:00 Introduction   2:05 Five domains to think about when working on problems...  3:49 What to talk about in the daily scrum  5:15 From a flow perspective...  7:58 Getting to know each other   10:57 Answering questions and comments
13:26
July 23, 2021
Daily Flow - what is Nexus, and why is it needed?
Nexus is Scrum.org's scaling/de-scaling pattern. It's simple and it's practical.   0:00 Introduction   1:03 The cake metaphor   4:55  A basic Nexus   7:58 Why I like Nexus   10:50 Minimising dependencies   12:49 The Nexus daily scrum   15:47 The 2021 update   18:25 A key distinction between LeSS and Nexus   21:10 Answering questions and comments
26:46
July 23, 2021
Daily Flow - what to not talk about at the Daily Scrum, what to not do at the Daily Scrum
Remember those three annoying questions? Thank goodness they no longer exist in the Scrum guide.
10:03
July 22, 2021
Daily Flow - Scrum - How long should our Sprint be?
Two weeks is the most popular sprint length for Scrum teams, so we should use that right? What if we have multiple teams for the product?
09:16
July 22, 2021
Daily Flow - spot the difference - enterepreneurial product ownership & product leadership
On the Xagility ™ podcast at https://anchor.fm/xagility, Marty Cagan explained his view on product ownership & product management, calling it "CSPO pathology".  Listen to John Coleman's personal opinion on the following:  What does it mean for teams?  What does it mean for entrepreneurial Product Owners? What does it mean for Product Leaders?  What does it mean for training? What does it mean for organizations?
16:07
July 22, 2021
Daily Flow - a chat with Prateek Singh about Work Item Age
Prateek Singh is Director, Business Agility at UKG(Ultimate Kronos Group) Speaker, Blogger, and co-host of the fabulous DrunkAgile podcast. DrunkAgile https://youtube.com/channel/UC758reHaPAeEixmCjWIbsOA
22:27
July 11, 2021
Daily Flow - a chat about intent with David Nixon
intent and Impulse. Why do we do what we do? What is the narrative that sits behind our actions? Understanding the difference between these two terms and their true meaning is a process of reflection and exploration. Two of the fundamentals of personal and professional development. David Nixon’s intent and impulse article https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/intent-impulse-david-nixon
23:21
July 11, 2021
Daily Flow - "take the time it takes so it takes less time" vs "it takes as long as it takes"
Nik Antonelli made John Coleman aware of the expression "take the time it takes so it takes less time"; complexity aside, it's about being able to afford to do it twice when one could have done it properly once. "It takes as long as it takes" is a dead-sure sign that work item aging is not being taken seriously, and it's the slippery slope to expedite-mania.
10:19
July 7, 2021
Daily Flow - time to think
In another episode, John Coleman talked about "turning off the tap". A few weeks after turning off the tap, work level anxiety can still be high. It can be tempting to re-open the tap before your workload has normalized. Don't.  How often do we pause to walk in nature, to reflect? don't lose that opportunity to finish work that's been in progress for longer than you'd like to admit. sidebar, sometimes work item age is beyond our control. Remember. By switching off, we switch back on. How likely is that if you reopen the tap?
05:22
July 7, 2021
Daily Flow - Why I love Scrum with UX
Lean UX was co-created by Joshua Seiden and Jeff Gothelf. Scrum and Lean UX were formally combined in recent years, and John Coleman loves this combination. He refers to it as a heat-seeking missile for value. Find out why. 
14:18
July 7, 2021
Daily Flow - let's talk about policies
In Kanban, explicit policies are visible/accessible to Kanban system members.  Implicit policies are assumptions, and they might not be shared assumptions. Let's talk about policies.
12:57
July 7, 2021
Daily Flow - Kanban charts basics
Wouldn't know a cycle time scatter plot if it hit you on the head? You're in the right place to look at that and a few other sleep-inducing charts. What a way to start the weekend!
20:05
June 22, 2021
Daily Flow - What is Kanban?
What is Kanban? John Coleman will refer to https://kanbanguides.org.
16:23
June 22, 2021
Daily Flow - Turn off the tap!
Water flow is often used as a metaphor for flow in knowledge work. John often uses the expression "turn off the tap" (incoming work). Is he going crazy?
10:23
June 22, 2021
Daily Flow - is the application of Scrum as per the Scrum Guide too prescriptive?
Is the application of Scrum as per the Scrum Guide too prescriptive? Is the Scrum Guide used as a set of laws you need to adhere here to? Should the Scrum Guide rather be treated as a guide that gives the team a starting point but encourages the team to inspect and adapt the framework to better their outcomes?  To request a topic, leave a message at https://anchor.fm/dailyflow/message or WhatsApp +447908539437, thank you.
15:35
June 22, 2021
Daily Flow - sterility, agility
For some, sterile is a good thing; it means safe and clean. For others, it's kind of lacking in fun. Kanban practitioners can often forget the human side; virtually beating people over the head with work item aging charts, and in doing so they "lose the dressing room".
10:41
June 16, 2021
Daily Flow - work item types and SLEs in Kanban
Work Item types are optional in Kanban Guide as per https://kanbanguides.org. In Kanban Guide, a Service Level Expectation (SLE) is a must for a Kanban board. How about having an SLE per work item type? What could be the upsides and downsides of that?
10:21
June 15, 2021
Daily Flow - how to handle UX/discovery on a Kanban Board?
User experience research (UX) when done in the same team as delivery is a nice way to go. User Interface(UI) work is only a subset for UX. If your UX folks are only producing UI widgets, someone has "lost the plot". Check out Giff Constable's Truth Curve at https://giffconstable.com/2013/06/the... .  "Dual-track agile" is about blending discovery and delivery and lots of collaboration and understanding of each other. Check out David Denham's article at https://medium.com/@daviddenham07/dua... .   But how does UX/discovery work on a Kanban Board? Work items should not move right to left; there are only two exceptional cases where that is valid. After all, UX is never finished, and learning is the 1st citizen.
17:38
June 15, 2021
Daily Flow - should I use a blocked column?
What are the upsides and downs of a blocked column on a Kanban board?
11:20
June 11, 2021
Daily Flow - if you don't know where you're going, you'll end up somewhere else (Yogi Berra)
What is the direction of travel? Is it the same as a vision? What is a product goal? What is a sprint goal?
08:51
June 11, 2021
Daily Flow - what's the smallest thing you can change?
Continuous improvement is central to agility. People often feel overwhelmed about retrospective improvements. How about making peace with what we can actually do? How might we improve gradually without it hurting so much? How might we reduce guilt?
10:51
June 8, 2021
Daily Flow - your capacity is your throughput
Capacity is a subjective thing. Effort estimation is more useful when we're not dependent on others because in that case, we would have less waiting time. As long as our work items are not elephant-sized, can we just use throughput to specify our capacity? To get a question featured in a daily flow live stream/podcast, please leave a voicemail at https://anchor.fm/dailyflow/message or Whatsapp +44 7908 539 437. Topics on the table include Scrum, Kanban, Nexus, LeSS, and Lean UX.
15:21
June 5, 2021
Trailer for the Daily Flow podcast
Let's actively manage our work for the day in the Daily Flow. We'll look at scenarios and discuss what to do. Kanban, Kanplexity™, Scrum, Lean UX (and other product management/design approaches), Nexus, and LeSS are on the table. This is a daily podcast. Questions are welcome. Leave a voice message at https://anchor.fm/dailyflow/message.
00:60
May 23, 2021