Article 3 in SAFe Implementation Roadmap series: Train Executives, Managers, Leaders

Article 3 in SAFe Implementation Roadmap series: Train Executives, Managers, Leaders

Implementation Roadmap SAFe Updates
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As we work through the ‘critical moves’ highlighted in the SAFe Implementation Roadmap, this one—Train Executives, Managers, and Leaders—could arguably be the most important.

We’ve learned from hundreds of SAFe implementations that there are distinct patterns to succeeding, as there are to failing. And that usually has to do with the buy-in, and even more importantly, the full participation of leadership. Their ability to understand and embrace the values and practices of SAFe, and to lead the change, make all the difference.

This article addresses what’s needed to make it through this next critical stage of implementation. It covers:

  • The need to create an effective change coalition
  • How leaders learn, master, and exhibit the Lean-Agile Mindset
  • How leaders learn and apply SAFe Lean-Agile principles in their daily work
  • The more specific responsibilities of Lean-Agile Leaders, including six activities that leaders can use to improve business outcomes
  • How leaders can continue their learning journey, gaining new knowledge, learning new skills, and making the next moves

Read the full article here. As always, we welcome your thoughts so if you’d like to provide some feedback on this new series of articles, you’re invited to leave your comments here.

Stay SAFe!
—Dean and the Framework team

Author Info

Dean Leffingwell

Recognized as the one of the world’s foremost authorities on Lean-Agile best practices, Dean Leffingwell is an author, entrepreneur, and software development methodologist.

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