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Finding true success with your SAFe implementation We all believe that practice makes perfect.  However, if you practice the wrong things the only thing you are perfecting is the wrong approach. A big part of my personal life revolves around motorcycles, specifically roadracing and...

Practice Makes…

Finding true success with your SAFe implementation We all believe that practice makes perfect.  However, if you practice the wrong things the only thing you are perfecting is the wrong approach. A big part of my personal life revolves around motorcycles, specifically roadracing and...

In this webinar, Dwayne Stroman (SPCT) discusses using Lean and Agile techniques to manage budget creation, adjustments, and valuation allows an organization to pivot quickly without disruption as the business climate changes. But how do you change from a very traditional approach to one...

Lean Agile Budgeting(LAB) in the Real World

In this webinar, Dwayne Stroman (SPCT) discusses using Lean and Agile techniques to manage budget creation, adjustments, and valuation allows an organization to pivot quickly without disruption as the business climate changes. But how do you change from a very traditional approach to one...

Budgeting.  Not many statements cause as much dread in business or IT leaders as “It’s time to review your budget for next year”.  Budgets within any enterprise, but especially in the larger ones, are complex and difficult.  In our studies and work with Lean...

Budgeting in a Lean Agile world

Budgeting.  Not many statements cause as much dread in business or IT leaders as “It’s time to review your budget for next year”.  Budgets within any enterprise, but especially in the larger ones, are complex and difficult.  In our studies and work with Lean...

Sprint planning is an important event that has a significant impact on the team’s effectiveness and productivity during the sprint. The most critical aspects of successful sprint planning are the level of the team’s commitment to the goal of the sprint and handling the...

The Slippery Slope from Personal Task Assignment to Lack of Team Ownership and Commitment

Sprint planning is an important event that has a significant impact on the team’s effectiveness and productivity during the sprint. The most critical aspects of successful sprint planning are the level of the team’s commitment to the goal of the sprint and handling the...

Today, I wanted to share two quick observations about OKRs. Too many teams working on each strategic OKR I encounter many organizations that use OKRs. Too many of them have this crazy matrix where the high-level OKRs – those that aim to achieve the...

Improving Focus and Alignment by Organizing around OKRs and managing OKR Flow

Today, I wanted to share two quick observations about OKRs. Too many teams working on each strategic OKR I encounter many organizations that use OKRs. Too many of them have this crazy matrix where the high-level OKRs – those that aim to achieve the...

This article was originally posted in the Scaled Agile blog. A lot of our clients are technology vendors that struggle to use the SAFe Operational Value Streams “out of the box”. Here, I explore how such a B2B vendor should organize around value when...

How Vendors Can Apply Customer Centricity When Organizing Around Value

This article was originally posted in the Scaled Agile blog. A lot of our clients are technology vendors that struggle to use the SAFe Operational Value Streams “out of the box”. Here, I explore how such a B2B vendor should organize around value when...

Hybrid work best practices by Sagi Smolarski & Yael Rabinovitz, AgileSparks, with guest writer Yael Goldberg Katz from AT&T As a side effect of the COVID epidemic, people and organizations have discovered a working from home can be both productive and more pleasant, especially...

Days-in and Days-out

Hybrid work best practices by Sagi Smolarski & Yael Rabinovitz, AgileSparks, with guest writer Yael Goldberg Katz from AT&T As a side effect of the COVID epidemic, people and organizations have discovered a working from home can be both productive and more pleasant, especially...

Could the INVEST criteria Bill Wake came up with for evaluating User Stories help us come up with effective PI Objectives in SAFe as well? I think a good PI Objective should be: – Independent – meaning ideally it could be delivered and evaluated...

INVEST in effective SAFe PI Objectives

Could the INVEST criteria Bill Wake came up with for evaluating User Stories help us come up with effective PI Objectives in SAFe as well? I think a good PI Objective should be: – Independent – meaning ideally it could be delivered and evaluated...

Iterating faster with SAFe

Here’s a frequently asked question in the SAFe community: I wanted to understand what SAFe says about someone who wants to go faster than 2 weeks of iteration? I mean the whole PI concept is based on 5 iterations worth of planning. What if...

Iterating faster with SAFe

Here’s a frequently asked question in the SAFe community: I wanted to understand what SAFe says about someone who wants to go faster than 2 weeks of iteration? I mean the whole PI concept is based on 5 iterations worth of planning. What if...