Using Visuals to Master the ART of SAFe/Release Planning

schedule Oct 24th 01:00 PM - 01:45 PM place Ballroom C

A well-facilitated large-scale Planning event (such as a SAFe PI Planning) can leave you feeling energized and more confident in your team and your direction. Poorly facilitated events have the adverse effect and can leave you feeling like you’ve just been run over by a Mack Truck.

There is not a lot of guidance from SAFe on how to facilitate this critical event from their website, other than an example agenda and program board. This session will focus on how information radiators and other visual tools can make a tremendous difference in increasing engagement and collaboration amongst teams in order to orchestrate a thoughtful plan with high confidence.

We will show battle-tested ways on how visuals are critical to...

  • increase collaboration across teams
  • reinforce development practices & standards
  • track team progress through the day
  • highlight dependencies
  • increase the confidence vote
  • motivate teams to strive for success

Participants will leave this session with some visual tools and tips they can immediately put to use in their designing their next PI Planning or ANY large-scale planning event.
“There is no magic in SAFe… except for maybe PI Planning” - SAFe authors

 
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Outline/structure of the Session

  • Introductions & Agenda (5 min)
    • [Activity] Gauge audience experience with PI Planning or other large-scale event facilitation
  • Objectives of a SAFe PI Planning event & example agenda (5 min)

    • [Activity] Brainstorming: What word would you use to describe a planning event you attended?
  • Event Set-up: How can we increase collaboration across teams? (10 min)

    • [In-seat Activity] Find the Lau team in the room
  • Business Vision: How can we motivate teams to strive for success? (5 min)

    • [Video] Example of internal marketing for the upcoming product.
  • Architecture Vision & Development Practices: How can I make this interesting? (5 min)

  • Planning: (15 min)

    • How can we track team progress through the day?
    • How can we see dependencies?
    • How can we increase the confidence vote?
  • What else has the audience tried? & Q&A 

Learning Outcome

A set of visual tools for the Teams as well as the Facilitator which can be used immediately in designing your next planning event

Understanding the value of preparation for the event

Empowering facilitators to be creative in experimenting with visuals and tools in a planning context

Target Audience

RTE, Scrum Master, Agile Coach

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