Monthly Archives for March 2020

Why we do what we do: another reminder

Why we do what we do: another reminder

SAFe Updates

Folks, Occasionally, and sometimes out-of-the blue, comes a reminder as to why we do what we do. I came across this video while reviewing a new e-learning asset. It’s worth sharing with everyone. Check out the ‘people on Agile Release Train’ simulation. Thanks to the folks at Ørsted for putting together such a compelling and concise video! Stay SAFe! —Dean

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Enabling technical agility: New Agile Software Engineering landing page

Enabling technical agility: New Agile Software Engineering landing page

SAFe Updates

Hello, As you know, Built-in Quality is one of SAFe’s four core values. Without it, ‘scaling Agile’ by any means is a house of cards with no true agile foundation that will fall the first time users put weight on our big, new, important system. That’s why SAFe provides significant guidance around the current and evolving technical software engineering practices. One element of that is Ken Pugh’s Video Blog series on Agile Software Engineering.  In.

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KPIs and OKRs in SAFe – A new and more complete story

KPIs and OKRs in SAFe – A new and more complete story

SAFe Updates

Hello Folks, While it was a bit behind the scenes in SAFe 5.0, (you had to click to see it!) we added the Objective and Key Result (OKR) technique to Strategic Themes as a way to add some more specificity to the connection between enterprise strategy and portfolio vision. I’m a fan of OKRs because “the more alignment you have the more autonomy you can grant” (Stephen Bungay). But up to now, our treatment of.

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On the Coronavirus and Travel Restrictions: Strategies for PI Planning with Distributed Teams and Individuals

On the Coronavirus and Travel Restrictions: Strategies for PI Planning with Distributed Teams and Individuals

SAFe Updates

Hi Folks, As we are all aware, the recent outbreak of the coronavirus (COVID-19) is affecting many people around the world. In order to contain the spread of the virus, many governments and some enterprises have started putting policies in place to restrict travel in order to limit exposure. These restrictions can be challenging for Agile teams and ARTs who, as stated in the Agile principles, greatly value face-to-face communication. In SAFe we embrace and.

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