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  • Product Discovery and Delivery Course
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    Back by popular demand, we are offering a public session of our Product Discovery and Product Delivery course on December 14th - 15th at DevJam HQ. Whether you’re a product owner, UX person, ScrumMaster, or technical leader, this course is...
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  • Thomson Reuters Development Excellence Dojo: The Journey Begins
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    There’s a grand experiment in learning going on in the lower level of the Thomson Reuter’s Eagan campus. For context, last year, a group at Thomson Reuters was tasked with identifying best practices for software product development. They called...
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  • Hitting the Product Groove with SPS Commerce
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    Have you ever felt like you are finally getting the flywheel spinning, hitting a groove, checking things off the list and getting pretty good at delivery? Have you even then wondered, where are we going? Is our backlog just...
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  • Value over Process: Contextual Agility at Bluebeam
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    Bluebeam is a rapidly growing Pasadena-based software company constantly looking to improve. The leaders at Bluebeam understand that while their teams are doing well with the mechanics of iterative development, their recent growth has led to challenges that lie...
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  • ChChChChChanges: The cPrime Purchase and More
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    As you may or may not now know, I recently sold DevJam to cPrime. I'm staying with DevJam for the near term, but I'm stepping back from leading the day to day work so I can focus on publishing thoughts...
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  • Making the Move to Product
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    Join us October 11th for the next Product Agility Session - Making the Move to Product: Avoiding the Landmines and Steering Towards Successful Patterns - which focuses on people and companies wanting to adopt "a product approach". The talks will share...
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  • Product Agility 0.2.0
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    Product Agility 0.2.0It was nice to be in a room full of people sharing ideas and experience during the second Product Agility gathering. Where the first gathering addressed principles, or How We Think, this session was about practices, or...
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  • Cynefin Masterclass
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    Dave Snowden, creator of the Cynefin framework, along with consultants from nuCognitive are offering a 2-day workshop on applying the Cynefin model in an agile world.  This course will guide attendees through some challenging questions - including how do...
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  • There's No Time Like Face Time: A 3-day Code...
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    By: Hannah Bristol There’s something about face-to-face interaction with co-workers that can’t be matched through an email, Slack message, or video chat. Although we thrive as a distributed company, the times the Boundless team can get together in-person are invaluable,...
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  • Experience Change Workshop
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    Ahead of Agile Day Chicago, Mark Graban is offering his Experience Change Workshop at a discounted rate.  This hands-on, innovative workshop takes attendees through 'a year of change' in a one-day workshop. You will learn and apply change techniques...
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  • Kotlin: A JVM Language You Should Know
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    Our September 6th Jam Session will focus on Kotlin, the JVM language that has recently overtaken Groovy on the TIOBE language popularity index. DevJammer, Tom Wadzinski has been following Kotlin for several years and has created Spring Boot and...
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  • Agile Day Twin Cities 2017
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    Riffing off the feedback from last year AntiFrAgile Day, sessions will focus on measurable impact supported by the pragmatic use of lightweight processes. The conference will be a dogma-free event, accelerating learning through story telling and intentional diversity. All conference profits...
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  • Agile Day Chicago 2017
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    After five years, Agile Day Chicago is still growing and improving. This year we again lean toward an AntiFrAgile theme.  We've gathered international and national speakers to speak on complexity, product thinking, responsive engineering, and more. The morning sessions...
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  • Improving Data Warehousing with Pragmatic Agility
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    To help Children’s Minnesota tap into a new way of thinking about data warehouse work, Kevin Burns worked with Laura Madsen to pragmatically use agile methods with her team. In Laura's own word, “My goal was simple; I needed...
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  • Better Microservices through Product Discovery
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    As products, microservices can be messy and difficult to get right. Joel Tosi tackled the issue head on in his recent standing room only talk at Open Source North as he explored using product thinking, story mapping, and user...
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  • Product Agility 2.0
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    Riffing off the ideas from our last session, this Product Agility discussion will reference the principles but focus on the practices. From building product communities to continuously blending discovery and delivery, we will explore ideas and experiences as we...
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  • David Hussman at Agile 2017
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    David Hussman will be speaking at the Agile2017 conference in Orlando, FL. David's Stalwarts session, "Product Ownership, Planning & Learning: Growing Product Oriented Teams & Companies", is scheduled for Wednesday, August 9th, at 10:45 am. For more information, including the schedule...
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  • David Hussman at AgileDev West
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    David will be speaking Friday, June 9th, at the Agile Leadership Summit during AgileDev West in Las Vegas. His talk, Impact over Progress: Learning from Evidence over Following the Process, is scheduled from 8:45-10:15. For more information, including David's...
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  • Joel Tosi at Open Source North
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    Join Joel Tosi on June 8th at Open Source North (OSN). Joel will be speaking on Visualizing Boundaries with Microservices. Tickets are limited, so make sure to get yours now!  You can find more information including tickets and schedule...
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  • Anne Steiner at Music City Agile
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    May 31st, Anne will be speaking at Music City Agile. Her talk will be: Building the Wrong Thing Faster: Two Delivery Successes That Led to Product Failure. For more information about this event, please click here.
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  • Cutting an Agile Groove
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    View David Hussman's video series here: http://devjam.com/cutting-an-agile-groove/
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  • Virtual Reality
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    April's Jam Session (Wednesday the 5th) will be Virtual Reality 101 and Beyond.  Speakers will help attendees establish a solid understanding of virtual reality, augmented reality and their differences.  Virtual reality is more than just an advancement in technology...
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  • Product Conf 2017
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    Product Chemistry – Making the Connections May 8, 2017 @ Minnesota History Center, St. Paul, MN Elevated user demands, heightened technical complexity and the expectation of rapid delivery are pulling product teams in opposite directions. More and more, product leaders are...
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  • Blockchain & Ethereum
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    Our next jam session will be about Blockchain and Ethereum. Join the discussion about an autonomous database in which no trusted authorities and central servers are needed! Lightning Talkers for the Evening David Duccini -Blockchain Technology: Bitcoins and Beyond - Digital Currencies...
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  • MN Gov IT Symposium 2016
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    In this session, attendees learned why Products and Platforms matter more than Programs, Projects and Processes. The session included hands-on exercises to challenge how we think and included concepts related to Lean, Agile, XP, Scrum and Kanban. A majority of attendees...
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  • Product Agility Feb 8th
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    The gathering has been rescheduled for Wed, Feb 8th! The Gathering Starting in 2017, we are refactoring Practical Agility to Product Agility. We will still be talking all things agile and lean (e.g XP, Scrum, Kanban, SAFe and more), but our focus will...
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  • Prod Conf 2016 Videos are Up!
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    The videos from Product Conf 2016 are now available. Click Here
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  • Docker Jam Session 12/7/16
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    What a great evening! We hope to see you at one of our next events. Lightning Talkers for the Evening John Engelman–End-To-End Docker: Using Docker Based Tools to Build Continuous Delivery Platforms: Containers are the future and not just for deploying application...
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  • The Uncertainty Movement
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    I wonder if in many ways some of the process stuff gets a little bit too in the forefront, we lose sight that the idea is to figure out what we don’t know sooner. - David Hussman InfoQ recently posted an interview...
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  • Scaling Product Agility
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    David Hussman recently contributed to Techwell's Insights with the blog post Scaling Product Agility: More Product, Not More Process. We have also copied below for your reading pleasure. From the article: I was working with a group building a fast-growing...
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  • From CI to CD – Sometimes It’s the Simple...
    anemptytextlline
    Helping teams as a coach is sometimes as simple as making them aware of practices and techniques they don’t know, often because they’re too busy getting work done to stay current with newer practices and techniques. At times, even simple things...
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  • Product Made All the Difference
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    I hesitated as my mouth hung open a bit. A senior leader in a development organization had just asked, “Why is product important?” Why product? We’d been discussing an evolution in thinking in our industry - the movement from being process-focused...
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Events

october 2017

6oct8:00 am- 5:00 pmAgile Day Chicago 2017

11oct5:30 pm- 8:00 pmProduct Agility - Making the Move to Product

12octAll DayDavid Hussman @ MIMA Summit

november 2017

17nov8:00 am- 4:30 pmAgile Day Twin Cities

18nov8:00 am- 4:00 pmKevin Burns @ ProductCamp

december 2017

6dec2:00 pm- 3:30 amKevin Burns @ 2017 Government IT Symposium

7dec2:45 pm- 3:45 pmAnne Steiner @ 2017 Government IT Symposium

14dec - 15dec 148:30 amdec 15Product Discovery and Delivery Course

Coaching Blog

  • Dude’s Law, Gordon Pask and The Shoveler
    anemptytextlline
    In 2010, I was awarded The Gordon Pask Award. When asked why, the committee told me it was "so that I continued doing the work I was doing", or pragmatically coaching and teaching agility. Joe Rainsberger was kind enough to call me...
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  • How Often are You Wrong?
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      While we have made great strides in challenging late integration, lack of collaboration and the obvious need for automation, we still have a ways to go when it comes to ideation, and the dangerous amount of certainty we have...
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  • Adventures in Product Piracy
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    Click here to watch all the unedited video piracy Agile 2014 in Orlando was invaded by DevJam Product Pirates. Process mongers and project wonks were given a chance to learn more about product thinking and pragmatic design tools. We...
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  • Learning from Playing: Coaching Game Developers
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    The past few days I've been coaching at a game development studio. Of the many things that were inspiring, their fun and collaboratively informative stand ups deserve immediate praise. Imagine: a room of 30 people breezing through a stand up,...
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  • Marshalls, Mardi Gras and Regret-tro-spectives
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    If Hendrix Made a Fridge The DevJam lounge, known as the 46th Street Entry (after the 7th Street Entry at 1st Ave), got a new fridge this week. Unlike most boring fridges, it is a replica of a Marshall stack...
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  • DevJam Sponsored All Girls Robotics Team Wins for Innovation
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    Practical Philanthropy DevJam has always made intentional investments in philanthropic endeavors as part of PhiloJam, a silent but powerful core value / entity for the company. PhiloJam is why DevJam does pro-bono coaching at Twin Cities non-profit Caring Bridge and hosts...
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  • Learing in Customer Journeys
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    Many people think of DevJam as a place to go to get coaching and courses that produce real and lasting agility. While we are stoked that we are a trusted source, we are on a quest to share our product...
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  • From Story Points to Continuous Learning
    anemptytextlline
    'Our 3-point stories are getting carried over because once we started building it, we found out it was much more difficult.  What should we do now?' We coaches hear this in a lot of different environments, especially with product teams...
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  • Gounding DevOps and Continuous Delivery
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    As we work with organizations looking to adopt a more continual ability to deliver software, some patterns start to emerge.  Once we start moving the thinking around DevOps and Continuous Delivery, the groups we work with are able to start...
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  • Story Maps are More Than “To Do” Lists –...
    anemptytextlline
    I’ve worked with many teams over the past few years helping them improve their product delivery. One of the tools I’ve helped teams learn to use is story mapping. When teams are first learning story mapping, it’s not unusual for...
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  • Keynote at PNSQC 2015
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    David Hussman recently gave a keynote called "How to Build the Wrong Thing Faster and Learn from It" as the PNSQC 2015 Conference in Portland. The talk addressed ideas and issues around helping companies embrace uncertainty and the importance...
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  • Joel discussing testing and test automation in continuous delivery
    Dealing with Test Debt
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    The lack of test automation, in most products, can be a crippling debt in trying to do quicker product learning through continuous delivery.  This test gap makes delivery in small increments uncertain - when things fail unpredictably is it the code,...
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