Article 6 in SAFe Implementation Roadmap series: Create the Implementation Plan

Article 6 in SAFe Implementation Roadmap series: Create the Implementation Plan

Implementation Implementation Roadmap SAFe Updates
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In the sixth ‘critical move’ in the SAFe Implementation Roadmap series, we tackle how to Create the Implementation Plan. This is where the rubber meets the road in a SAFe implementation, as it sets in motion the first real and tangible changes to individual and organizational behavior.

While all steps in the Roadmap are critical, and you want to do your utmost to get them right from the start, creating the Implementation Plan is all about taking an incremental approach, and allowing yourself to ‘plan a bit, execute a bit, and learn a bit. Then repeat.’

In this article, we discuss:

  • Picking the first value stream
  • Selecting the first ART
  • Creating a preliminary plan for additional ARTs and value streams

You’ll also find a handy little tool, the Value Stream Canvas, that will help you capture how things work now, and how they’re intended to work in the future.

Read the full article here.

As always, we welcome your thoughts so if you’d like to provide some feedback on this new series of articles, you’re invited to leave your comments here.

Stay SAFe!
—Dean and the Framework team

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Dean Leffingwell

Recognized as the one of the world’s foremost authorities on Lean-Agile best practices, Dean Leffingwell is an author, entrepreneur, and software development methodologist.

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