Observations from the Trenches to Jumpstart Your SAFe® Transformation

Are you exploring SAFe (Scaled Agile Framework®) to help your complex software delivery team adopt lean and agile principles, but you’re not sure how to get started? If you’ve ever been a new parent, you know what it’s like to be overwhelmed with advice from experts of all sorts to help you through that life transformation. You’ve likely also realized there is no magic bullet – the best way to learn is to just do it, applying the advice when it works. Approach your SAFe transformation from the same perspective. Invest in training to ensure your organization is ready. Explore tooling to enable the adoption of the process. Listen to advice from experts who have actually tried this, and perhaps failed and tried again. Amy Silberbauer shares her experience driving SAFe transformations in large enterprises, including her own, to help you get started with your SAFe adoption. She specifically discusses the key challenges she has experienced and observed, and how they were overcome. Through an exploration of specific case studies and real life examples, you will get practical advice that you can apply to get started.

 
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Outline/structure of the Session

  • The myths about agile and lean
  • Case studies
    • IBM’s ALM Foundation project
    • IBM’s eCommerce project
    • Customer projects
  • Typical challenges and practical advice
    • Cultural transformation bottlenecks
    • Organizational changes
    • Executive buy-in
    • Boiling the ocean
    • Demonstrating improvement
  • Get your SAFe project up and running
    • Preparation
    • Tooling

Learning Outcome

  • Understand how agile and lean applies in your complex, regulated organization
  • Hear about specific challenges and how they were overcome in real enterprise organizations
  • Learn how to “design” your SAFe project and then take advantage of tooling to support it
  • Understand how to define your own recipe for success to get started

Target Audience

IT Directors, Program Managers, Product Managers, Project Managers

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