Scaled Agile Implementations
Scaling Agile can be difficult and confusing – unless you have an experienced guide. What we’ve found is that implementing agile at scale works best when you take an established proven approach such as SAFe and inspect and adapt it to your company, your domain, and your goal.
By having Yuval on board we found not just an experienced professional but also a partner to our Lean journey with a passion and commitment to coach and escort us until we achieve our goals. Yuval’s vast knowledge and experience along with good analytic skills enables him to fit the Lean principles into our organization’s DNA and to help us overcome difficulties and constraints without risking our short term business targets. Yuval has many capabilities which make him highly versatile. He can swiftly move from strategy/blueprints to training a class, implementing methods/processes all the way to one on one coaching for tough cases. This makes Yuval very valuable and very influential in our journey towards Lean.
- Group Manager, Elbit Defense SystemsWhen we decided to scale agile to other disciplines beyond software as well as to more complex projects it was clear to us that in order to succeed we will need guidance and training from experts that have deep and practical know-how. After meeting several consultants, we chose AgileSparks. Drawing on their vast experience with software development and with Agile implementations, their coaches were able to help us define the development process that was right for us, "injected" motivation where necessary, directed and challenged the teams and helped us present the process to management. One of the most important aspects of AgileSparks's work was their ability to bring us to maturity that allowed us to continue employing Agile in our development process independently. Today, we are running a number of projects by ourselves and consult AgileSparks occasionally. In summary we can say that we succeeded in implementing Agile in the way we hoped for, and that the escort and guidance we received from AgileSparks was very significant in making it a success.
"Our trainer (Yuval Yeret) was very good - knowledgeable and articulated, created good energy and engagement." "Great balance between theory and practice." "The trainer was well versed with the materials and brought in real life examples." "We didn't shy away from tough questions. We allocated enough time to tackle them and provided answers grounded in both the SAFe theory and real life practice in the field"
Other Approaches For Scaling Agile
Maybe you’re not a big fan of quarterly “PI Planning” or the heavy iterative emphasis of SAFe. That’s ok. SAFe is not for everybody.
We are helping organizations such as HP, Siemens, Cyberark, Verint and others find their own way to achieve agility at scale. This might involve some aspects of enterprise-level Kanban, some ideas from LeSS (Large Scale Scrum) and some patterns that have proven successful in organizations such as Spotify.