Scaled Agile

Program Increment – Day 2

Reading Time: 6 minutes In my previous blog we saw how RTE sets the agenda for Program Increment session. It was more focused on setting up of business context by Leadership team. Sharing the Architecture vision by the System Architect, and Team getting into breakouts and preparing the Draft Plan followed by Management Review. Let us see how Day 2 looks like in the Program Increment Planning. At the Continue Reading

Program Increment – Day 1

Reading Time: 4 minutes Effective execution of Program Increment is very essential to reap true benefits. In my previous blog, we have seen what Program Increment is all about and what are the main factors to be considered while planning a Program Increment. Let us see how effectively we can use 2 days.  In this blog we will see how do we execute Program Increment Day 1 in detail Continue Reading

Program Increment and It’s Planning

Reading Time: 4 minutes SAFe is no Magic except for Program Increment Planning. No event is as powerful in SAFe as Program Increment Planning. PI planning sets the platform for cadence for ART. In this blog we will see how to prepare for an effective Program Increment Planning session. Next Blog we will cover Day wise activities during the PI session. With large audience of 100 + people working Continue Reading

Agile Release Trains – ART – Organisation and Roles

Reading Time: 4 minutes Agile Release Trains are the heart of Essential SAFe in the similar way Essential SAFe configuration is the heart of the Framework. It is the simplest starting point for implementation. In this blog, we are going to talk about Agile Release Trains (ART). We will see how Agile Release Trains in itself is an organisation and also see important roles within ART. It describes the Continue Reading

Essential SAFe – “Implementation Starting Point”

Reading Time: 4 minutes In one of my initial blogs, we touch based on the 4 configuration that SAFe provides. These configurations can fit from small organisations to large enterprises. It is flexible enough for organisations to leverage to their specific needs. In this specific blog and the following blogs, we would deep dive into Essential SAFe. It is the starting point for SAFe implementation in the organisation.  Essential Continue Reading

SAFe – Lean Agile Mindset

Reading Time: 3 minutes In my previous blogs we have seen what is the need for SAFe and also had a high level view of SAFe four different configurations that organisations can leverage to fit to their needs. In this blog let us see what changes do we need in the thought process as Leaders to drive the Lean Agile mindset. One of the biggest challenges any organisation face Continue Reading

SAFe Birds Eye View

Reading Time: 5 minutes SAFe Birds Eye View In continuation to blog series on Scaled Agile, let’s review SAFe from a Birds Eye View. What is it all about? What are the four basic configurations that it provides and how does it help organisations to leverage these configurations to their specific needs Overview: The Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) is a scalable and configurable framework which helps organisations deliver in the Continue Reading

WHY SAFe?

Reading Time: 4 minutes Scrum works best with small teams that aim to deliver software which is prioritised by the team backlog. It uses the iterative models with sprints by having the highest priority items implemented first in time boxed iterations. When it comes to large organisations, the Scaled Agile Framework is a way forward. The fundamental principal of SAFe helps in collaboration, seamless communication and delivering the highest Continue Reading

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