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Becoming a SAFe Program Consultant – Studying for the SPC Exam

TL;DR – Looking for SAFe exam questions? Sorry, move along, nothing for you here… If otoh you’re looking for some tips on how to properly study for the exam that seem to have worked for dozens of my students for the SPC exam and...

Becoming a SAFe Program Consultant – Studying for the SPC Exam

TL;DR – Looking for SAFe exam questions? Sorry, move along, nothing for you here… If otoh you’re looking for some tips on how to properly study for the exam that seem to have worked for dozens of my students for the SPC exam and...

“Inspection does not improve the quality, nor guarantee quality. Inspection is too late. The quality, good or bad, is already in the product. Quality cannot be inspected into a product or service; it must be built into it.” – W. Edwards Deming. A big...

Accelerate Your Development Speed – Built In Quality

“Inspection does not improve the quality, nor guarantee quality. Inspection is too late. The quality, good or bad, is already in the product. Quality cannot be inspected into a product or service; it must be built into it.” – W. Edwards Deming. A big...

Comment: We’re reposting here a classic article from the archives of Yuval’s personal blog.  What do Agile backlog items have to do with Dinosaurs? I’ve been using a visualization that people find useful for understanding the relationship between the various Lean/Agile requirement containers. Some...

Explaining MVPs, MVFs, MMFs via the Lean/Agile Requirements Dinosaur

Comment: We’re reposting here a classic article from the archives of Yuval’s personal blog.  What do Agile backlog items have to do with Dinosaurs? I’ve been using a visualization that people find useful for understanding the relationship between the various Lean/Agile requirement containers. Some...

Bringing values down to earth Values and principles can often seem lofty and intangible so many agile practitioners prefer to focus on tools and practices. That’s understandable but unfortunate. Because values and principles have the potential to provide us with clarity and guidance that...

Getting Real About Your Values – The Values Retrospective

Bringing values down to earth Values and principles can often seem lofty and intangible so many agile practitioners prefer to focus on tools and practices. That’s understandable but unfortunate. Because values and principles have the potential to provide us with clarity and guidance that...

We are relentlessly expanding our tools set We at AgileSparks help companies create effective, efficient and happy workplaces. We do this by applying Agile and Lean principles. We understand that every approach has advantages and disadvantages. We believe that the best way is to...

Relentlessly expanding our tools set

We are relentlessly expanding our tools set We at AgileSparks help companies create effective, efficient and happy workplaces. We do this by applying Agile and Lean principles. We understand that every approach has advantages and disadvantages. We believe that the best way is to...

When we talk about the benefits of working with small batches we talk about risk reduction, about improving flow and getting quick feedback. I call these reasons “scientific”. I believe that the main reason for working in small batches is getting things done. The...

The Danger of Small Batches Addiction

When we talk about the benefits of working with small batches we talk about risk reduction, about improving flow and getting quick feedback. I call these reasons “scientific”. I believe that the main reason for working in small batches is getting things done. The...

The kanban method is built around improving the flow of product development. It works very well when you work according to priority. It also works well when some items have schedule constraints. When many items have schedule constraints this becomes an issue. The Motive...

Forward Looking Kanban Board

The kanban method is built around improving the flow of product development. It works very well when you work according to priority. It also works well when some items have schedule constraints. When many items have schedule constraints this becomes an issue. The Motive...

Introduction to the Scaled Agile Marketing Series More and more Marketing organizations realize they need to be faster, more flexible/responsive and more collaborative to have a real impact on the business they’re supporting. More and more marketing leaders believe Agile Marketing is the way to...

The Scaled Agile Marketing Series

Introduction to the Scaled Agile Marketing Series More and more Marketing organizations realize they need to be faster, more flexible/responsive and more collaborative to have a real impact on the business they’re supporting. More and more marketing leaders believe Agile Marketing is the way to...

In the previous article I mapped out the essentials of applying SAFe™ (The Scaled Agile Framework) to a marketing context and ended with a cliff hanger. As you can guess from the title of this article, what I feel is missing from the list...

Scaled Agile Marketing Flow with Kanban

In the previous article I mapped out the essentials of applying SAFe™ (The Scaled Agile Framework) to a marketing context and ended with a cliff hanger. As you can guess from the title of this article, what I feel is missing from the list...

Focusing on SAFe™ In the previous article in the Scaled Agile Marketing series I provided an overview of how Scaled Agile Marketing looks like. This time around I want to provide some more details on one of the approaches I mentioned for implementing Scaled...

Scaled Agile Marketing using SAFe – The Essentials

Focusing on SAFe™ In the previous article in the Scaled Agile Marketing series I provided an overview of how Scaled Agile Marketing looks like. This time around I want to provide some more details on one of the approaches I mentioned for implementing Scaled...