Hits and Misses with the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe)
The Scaled Agile Framework for the Enterprise (SAFe) is a framework designed to bridge the gap between agile at the team level and business objectives and initiatives. There are times when this linkage works well and other times when, well, not so much. In this case study, we'll talk about the experience I've had coaching different teams in the enterprise on an Agile Release Train with multiple planning events. I'll talk about the challenges my teams experienced during the PI Planning event. Sometimes things don't work quite a easily as they've been advertised, but sometimes they work even better than expected. We'll also discuss some "do's and don'ts" about running an Agile Release Train, including a review of the SAFe assessment tool, and what to expect.
Outline/structure of the Session
- Introduction (2 mins)
- Overview of the SAFe Framework (5 mins)
- What is SAFe?
- What's an Agile Release Train?
- Case Study (20-25 mins)
- Overview of the Agile Release Train teams
- PI Planning summaries
- What worked
- What didn't work
- SAFe's ScrumXP Assessment Tool (3 mins)
- Do's and Don'ts (5 mins)
- Close-out (5 mins)
- Understanding of SAFe and the Agile Release Train
- Things to watch out for when adopting SAFe
- Tips for running a successful ART
Executive, manager, developer, tester, product manager, business analyst, system analyst, architect
schedule Submitted 3 years ago
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