PI Planning Day: A Waste of Time?

One principle in the Agile Manifesto talks about the importance of face-to-face conversation. SAFe takes this to the next level with PI Planning which is a routine face-to-face event where teams create their plans for the upcoming Program Increment (PI). PI planning is facilitated by the Release Train Engineer (RTE) and includes all members of the Agile Release Train (ART).

To the non-SAFe practitioner, when they hear about the whole PI planning day palaver, they look askance and shake their heads and think to themselves "what a waste of time".  Is PI Planning a waste of time?  As part of an organisation that have had to embrace a framework to enable them to scale, PI planning is considered the heartbeat of the Agile Release Train.  In this lightening talk, I will share my experience with planning in 10-12 week increments.  Will 5 minutes be sufficient to change your mind?

 
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Outline/structure of the Session

  • Introduction including SAfe outline - 2 minute
  • The body will include the story of PI planning day; what happens; who attends; the mechanics if you like - 15 minutes
  • Conclusion - 3 minutes- what people say about PI planning day and why I don't think its a waste of time and any questions

 

 

Learning Outcome

Hopefully an insight into SAFe and agile at scale, but some benefits of PI planning as well as better understanding.

Target Audience

Any one who has never experienced PI planning; Anyone who remembers PI planning; Agile Coaches, Agilists,

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  • Gabor Devenyi
    By Gabor Devenyi  ~  3 weeks ago
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    Hi Michelle, can you please change the duration to 20 minutes as agreed with Phil, so we can schedule it? Thank you. Gabor


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