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Article 5 in SAFe Implementation Roadmap series: Identify Value Streams and ARTs

Article 5 in SAFe Implementation Roadmap series: Identify Value Streams and ARTs

Implementation Roadmap SAFe Updates

Perhaps you’ve worked your way through the first five ‘critical moves’ in the SAFe Implementation Roadmap, and the big moment has arrived. You are now ready to actually implement SAFe. That means it’s time to Identify Value Streams and Agile Release Trains (ARTs), which is the topic of our latest guidance article in the Roadmap series. If you think of value streams and ARTs as the organizational backbone of a SAFe transformation, you will understand their.

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The Critical Role of the SAFe Program Consultant (SPC)

The Critical Role of the SAFe Program Consultant (SPC)

Implementation Roadmap SAFe Updates

The success of any kind of social epidemic is heavily dependent on the involvement of people with a particular and rare set of social skills. —Malcom Gladwell, The Tipping Point Outside of an SPC class we probably don’t emphasize this enough, so let me state it here. SPCs are as essential to a successful SAFe implementation as your lungs are to breathing. They are that important when it comes to the transformation. If you read.

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Article 4 in SAFe Implementation Roadmap series: Lean-Agile Center for Excellence (LACE)

Article 4 in SAFe Implementation Roadmap series: Lean-Agile Center for Excellence (LACE)

SAFe Updates

Changing the fundamental behavior and culture of a large development organization is no small task. In a SAFe rollout, one of the signature attributes of a successful implementation is the organization’s commitment to developing a dedicated change management team. They go by various names, so in order to describe one, we simply picked a descriptive general purpose term, the “Lean-Agile Center of Excellence” (LACE). The LACE is a small team of people dedicated to driving the.

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Article 4 in SAFe Implementation Roadmap series: Lean-Agile Center for Excellence (LACE)

Article 4 in SAFe Implementation Roadmap series: Lean-Agile Center for Excellence (LACE)

Implementation Roadmap SAFe Updates

Changing the fundamental behavior and culture of a large development organization is no small task. In a SAFe rollout, one of the signature attributes of a successful implementation is the organization’s commitment to developing a dedicated change management team. They go by various names, so in order to describe one, we simply picked a descriptive general purpose term, the “Lean-Agile Center of Excellence” (LACE). The LACE is a small team of people dedicated to driving the.

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Article 3 in SAFe Implementation Roadmap series: Train Executives, Managers, Leaders

Article 3 in SAFe Implementation Roadmap series: Train Executives, Managers, Leaders

Implementation Roadmap SAFe Updates

As we work through the ‘critical moves’ highlighted in the SAFe Implementation Roadmap, this one—Train Executives, Managers, and Leaders—could arguably be the most important. We’ve learned from hundreds of SAFe implementations that there are distinct patterns to succeeding, as there are to failing. And that usually has to do with the buy-in, and even more importantly, the full participation of leadership. Their ability to understand and embrace the values and practices of SAFe, and to.

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Article 2 in SAFe Implementation Roadmap series: Train Lean-Agile Change Agents

Article 2 in SAFe Implementation Roadmap series: Train Lean-Agile Change Agents

Implementation Roadmap SAFe Updates

So you’ve reached the tipping point and are ready to go SAFe. What next? For those of you following the ‘critical moves’ identified in the SAFe Implementation Roadmap, this article describes the second step in that series: Train Lean-Agile Change Agents. It discusses the eight stages of organizational transformation, and the critical steps needed to engage leadership in a SAFe coalition sufficiently powerful and knowledgeable to implement the change. Read the full article here. As always, we welcome.

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New Case Study: UK National Health Service safeguards national blood supply with SAFe

New Case Study: UK National Health Service safeguards national blood supply with SAFe

Case Studies SAFe Updates

“Adopting SAFe has set in motion the skill development and mindset for successful organizational change even as we scale to new programs, Release Trains, and people.” —Gary Dawson, Assistant Director, Solutions Delivery For organizations operating in highly regulated industries, the transition from Waterfall to Agile adds an additional layer of risk to what is already a daunting undertaking. Rapid and vast change, if not done properly and with cross-organizational collaboration, has the potential to be.

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Introducing the new SAFe Implementation Roadmap!

Introducing the new SAFe Implementation Roadmap!

Implementation Roadmap SAFe Updates

Hi Folks, When we released SAFe Version 4.0 last January (seems like forever ago in the lifetime of SAFe), we also introduced the ‘Implementing 1,2,3 Tab’ to provide our first published guidance on how to implement SAFe. That was sound advice, and it served well as basic guidance to implement SAFe. Many successful implementations followed, as you can see from Case Studies. But we all know it takes more than that. How does one identify.

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Invitation-based SAFe implementation

Invitation-based SAFe implementation

SAFe Updates

Howdy folks: Yuval Yeret, CTO of AgileSparks, is an SPC and a SPCT candidate.  He is a prolific blogger on the topics of Agile, Lean, Kanban, SAFe and more. Yuval has over 17 years of industry experience and always has an interesting viewpoint and pragmatic advice. AgileSparks is a Scaled Agile gold partner. Yuval has written a novel guidance article on how an invitation-based approach to implementing SAFe can create a more collaborative organizational change effort..

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New Case Study: SAFe increases employee satisfaction, provides hiring edge for censhare

New Case Study: SAFe increases employee satisfaction, provides hiring edge for censhare

Case Studies SAFe Updates

“Having a clear methodology and training in place has been very helpful when hiring people: Good developers expect a modern methodology. Being able to tell candidates that we take Agile principles seriously-by mentioning that we have trained and certified product owners and Scrum masters, and that we follow a clear Agile path-definitely makes a difference.” —Walter Bauer, CTO, censhare Our latest case study from censhare shows the value of getting management on board from the.

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