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Updates to WSJF

News SAFe Framework Updates

In the spirit of relentless improvement, the Framework team at Scaled Agile releases periodic improvements to the articles in SAFe. If you have been following this blog, you will have seen many such updates over the course of 2022. Today we are excited to announce our next improvement to SAFe guidance: a much-improved discussion of Weighted Shortest Job First (WSJF). WSJF is a powerful and practical tool in SAFe that supports Principle #1 – Take an.

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Delighted about Product Management

News SAFe Framework Updates

Customers deserve the best experiences. Business stakeholders deserve winning outcomes. Teams deserve to build and evolve innovative solutions. Today’s enterprises need people who can apply market insights, business strategy, technology strategy, and Lean-Agile thinking to define products and services that delight all those who build, support, fund, and consume them. These superheroes, collectively, are Product Management—a critical function in SAFe that is responsible for defining desirable, viable, feasible, and sustainable solutions that meet customer needs.

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Figure 4. Enhancing alignment across a SAFe portfolio with Value Stream and ART OKRs

Updated Metrics Article: Measuring Outcomes and Flow

News SAFe Framework Updates

The Metrics article describes a simple yet comprehensive measurement model for business agility defined along three domains: Outcomes, Flow and Competency. Within each measurement domain, the article offers example metrics that can be applied at each level of the Framework. However, these examples were never meant to be exhaustive, and the model is designed to be extensible with other outcome, flow, and competency metrics supplemented by SAFe Enterprises, who know their business best. Some of.

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Celebrating Product Owners

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Nothing beats an Agile Team, and Agile Teams power the ART. The work they do transforms fuzzy ideas into concrete solutions that run and grow the business. But the team must constantly ensure that they are building the right things and building them right. In complex enterprise environments amid a fast-paced digital economy, this is no trivial task. That is why, in SAFe, every Agile team includes a Scrum Master and Product Owner (PO) to.

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Accelerating Value Flow with SAFe

Extended SAFe Guidance News SAFe Framework Updates

With its roots in Agile, Lean, and DevOps, SAFe has always been a flow-based system. Empowered, cross-functional Agile teams pull work from an economically prioritized backlog to deliver the most value in the shortest time. The Continuous Delivery Pipeline helps teams deliver quickly and directly to the customer. But the goal of the enterprise isn’t to be Agile, Lean, or SAFe; the goal is to provide a continuous flow of value to the customer. That.

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Updated Extended Guidance Article: Value Stream Management in SAFe

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We first published our thoughts on Value Stream Management (VSM) in September of 2021. That article was a reminder of the importance of value streams in SAFe and an introduction to the five principles of Lean thinking that guide their effective management: Precisely specify value by specific product Identify the value stream for each product Make value flow without interruptions Let the customer pull value from the producer Pursue perfection Since then, in our own.

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New and Updated Kanban Articles provide more effective guidance for using Kanban in SAFe

Extended SAFe Guidance News SAFe Framework Updates

Hi Folks: We are excited to announce some additional new guidance for applying Kanban in SAFe.  As you know, Kanban systems are already used to manage backlog flow at every SAFe level (see Figure). Each Kanban reflects the unique activities at the level for delivering value, describing the workflow, and applying work-in-process (WIP) limits. We are extending our guidance with a new article on Applying Kanban in SAFe. It describes how to establish a Kanban.

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2022 SAFe Summit returns to in-person event in Denver Aug. 22 – 25

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Hi Folks, Next month,1,200 attendees will be gathering in Denver, Colorado for the 2022 SAFe Summit. After two long years in Zoom meetings and virtual events, I can’t tell you how excited I am to see this event go back to its in-person roots. The main conference will run for two days (August 23 – 24) with post-conference workshops on the 25th, and Partner Day on the 22nd. I hope you’ll join us for what.

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Additional Business Agility Experience Reports

Advanced Topics News SAFe Beyond IT SAFe Framework Updates

Our inaugural set of experience reports was met with great success. Today we are thrilled to announce the arrival of 3 additional reports—adding to our new collection of articles devoted to exploring Agile transformations beyond IT. Exclusively sourced from the SAFe community, each experience report describes real-world challenges and successes in applying Lean and Agile concepts in operational value streams across a wide range of industries. Introduced in SAFe 5, organizational agility requires Lean-thinking people.

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Restructuring the SAFe Advanced Topics Articles

Restructuring the SAFe Advanced Topics Articles

News

Hi all. As our SAFe guidance grows, we must evolve how we preset the content to our readers. As you know, most of the core SAFe guidance articles are directly accessible from the Big Picture. And we have a large set of additional guidance accessible through the Advanced Topics page. However, that Advanced Topics page has grown and is now overloaded with multiple types of content in addition to advanced Framework topics. To reflect this.

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